The Longford Scholarships
Patrick Pakenham Awards
Read Law at UK University
The aim of these scholarships is to offer support to young ex-prisoners who wish to continue their rehabilitation by going to a UK university or equivalent institution to read Law.
All aspects of the Longford Scholarships guidelines also apply to the Patrick Pakenham Educational Awards.
There will also be the chance to apply for the scholarship to be extended for a fourth year to enable a candidate who has successfully completed a law degree to undertake the one-year post-graduate professional qualifications course demanded by the Law Society. The Law Society will insist on interviewing anyone who wants to be a solictor who has a criminal record. It has discretion to set aside such a record and allow the candidate to proceed, but it can also in some circumstances block such progress. Anyone thinking of following this route should speak in the first instance to the Law Society.
As with the Longford Scholarships, anyone given a Patrick Pakenham Educational Award will be assigned a mentor to offer practical, emotional and psychological support during their time at university.
The Awards Committee
The Patrick Pakenham Educational Awards are administered separately from the Longford Scholarships. They have their own awards committee which includes Patrick Pakenham's three sons, Guy, Harry and Richard, his partner Countess Dominique de Borchgrave, and his great friends Richard King and John Gordon Cluff.
How to apply for a scholarship
Apply using the application form for Longford Scholarships. Unlike the Longford Scholarships, you can apply at any stage of the year and we will aim to make a decision within a calendar month of receiving your form. Please make sure it is marked 'Patrick Pakenham Award'.
Who was Patrick Pakenham?
The Hon. Patrick Pakenham (right) was a distinguished barrister who at different stages in his life worked with his father, Lord Longford, in helping prisoners. Following his death in June 2005, his children, his family and his many admirers and friends have established as a memorial to his extraordinary life the Patrick Pakenham Educational Awards.
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