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Deadline extended for bursaries for first-year Law students

Press release issued: 14 November 2017

The deadline for the Denise Coates Foundation Bursaries for first-year Law students has been extended to Friday 17th November. The award is valued at £2000 for the first year of study, with up to 40 student bursaries available in 2017-18.

Applications will remain open until Friday 17th November for the Denise Coates Foundation Bursary, which supports first-year undergraduate home / UK students studying single honours Law from low income backgrounds. 

The Co-Founder and Trustee of the Denise Coates Foundation, John Coates, studied law at the University of Bristol. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to make a positive difference to people’s lives and these bursaries are one such way of doing that.

“Study at Bristol provides life-long opportunities. Students graduate as self-motivated, critical thinkers – skills that every employer is looking for. For under-represented students, the transition from school to academia can be particularly tough. With the Denise Coates Foundation bursaries we hope to support students in this character building year and help them lay foundations for future success.” (John Coates October 2015)

The award is valued at £2,000 for the first year of study only, and up to 40 students will benefit this year. The Denise Coates Foundation bursary can be held in conjunction with the University of Bristol Bursary as well as the EDSA award. The awards are anticipated to be made in December.

Further information

For further information about the Denise Coates Foundation Bursary, eligibility and how to apply please click here

To find out more about bursaries and scholarships at the University of Bristol, please visit our Widening Participation page. For any questions please contact

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