Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust

Level of study
Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters
Subject area
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 21/04/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Following the tragic death of young barrister, Inderpal Rahal, a charitable trust has been established in her memory to enable women experiencing financial hardship to further their legal education. The awards are made towards undertaking or pursuing Bar or solicitors' exams, pupillage, solicitors' training, or other legal placement or research in the UK or abroad.

Value of Award

The Trust makes two annual awards of £2,000. 

Eligibility Criteria

The awards are made to women who are from an immigrant or refugee background and who intend to practice or teach law in the UK.

Please note that no awards will be made towards the taking of a first degree in law.

How to Apply

For the application form and any further information regarding the application process please email the Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust directly at


Early March: applications open and application forms will be sent out

Late April: applications close

May/June: shortlisting and interviews

If you are interested in this opportunity and the award is currently closed you can express your interest by contacting the Trust Administrator at the email address listed above. Your interest will be registered and an application form sent out to you once applications open in March of the relevant year.


Trust Administrator