Why the AS Foundation?

There are many expenses that come with pursuing a legal career. The AS Foundation will help relieve financial barriers by assisting those eligible to get:

Laptops

Workwear

Travel Tickets

Online Subscriptions

Academic Scholarships

Our targets (from January 2020)

500

Applicants funded through the AS Foundation

200

Legal events attended by applicants

100

Applicants receiving workwear

How to apply

Need financial assistance?

Step 1

Identify what you need financial assistance for, why you need it and how you are going to use it.

Check eligibility and exclusions

STEP 2

Review the eligibility criteria and exclusions before you proceed.

Gather information and supporting documents

STEP 3

Take some time to gather the required supporting documents as we cannot process your application without them all.

Apply

STEP 4

The online application process is straightforward but please complete it in one sitting as you cannot return to a part finished application.

Need financial assistance to pursue your career in law?

To be considered for financial assistance or scholarships from the AS Foundation you must satisfy the following criteria:

Live in England or Wales

Be over 18 years old on the day of your application

Have a genuine requirement for additional financial support to pursue a career in law as a solicitor

To demonstrate your genuine need for additional financial assistance to pursue a career as a solicitor you must:

Provide an explanation of your financial circumstances AND

Be able to demonstrate your parent(s) or guardian(s) annual combined salary for their region is considered 'low income' OR

Have been eligible to receive free school meals at secondary school (due to financial limitations) OR

Have spent a period time in local authority care

Provide other reasons to demonstrate your genuine need for financial assistance

You must also:

Be currently on or have a place confirmed at a part time or full time undergraduate or postgraduate course

Demonstrate a firm commitment to pursuing a career as a solicitor

If only the AS Foundation was there for me

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Working with our Founders and Supporters, we are helping aspiring solicitors facing financial difficulty by funding scholarships, providing train tickets, study resources, laptops or work wear.

Looking to make an application?
Here’s what we cannot cover

Living expenses e.g. including but not limited to rent, bills, childcare

Costs for things that have already been paid for

Gap year or overseas projects

Non personal expenditure such as a community project

Fees for non-law courses or any other costs associated with studying, including an undergraduate degree

Medical treatment

Any type of business start-up regardless of whether it is associated with the legal profession.

Any other applications for funding that fall outside of the AS Foundation Constitution