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Law school introduces new scholarships for undergraduate law students

Press release issued: 22 May 2015

The University of Bristol School of Law is delighted to announce the launch of the Eileen Drummond and Sheila Anderson Fund (EDSA) providing awards to support undergraduate students in the first year of their studies. The Fund is the result of a generous legacy of £1.8million made by a former alumna of the School, Sheila Anderson. Sheila graduated from Bristol in 1956, and went on to pursue a career in law, working both as a barrister and in-house lawyer throughout her life. Sheila was lucky enough to have benefited from a state scholarship to support her studies and was keen to give something back to today’s students, particularly those who might be put off by the costs of university study. She said: 'I much enjoyed my time there. I wish to give others, who may otherwise be unable to afford it, the opportunity to study law at the University.' Sheila also wished the Fund to acknowledge her mother; hence the inclusion of Eileen Drummond in the name of the award.

For detail of eligibility and the selection and application process, see the awards and funding pages. The awards cover tuition fees for the first year of undergraduate studies and are available for entry from 2015-2016.

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