Who can apply for the E.V. Adams Scholarship?

Students enrolled at a South African University who demonstrate consistently strong academic performance. South African Citizens studying towards their BA Law/BCom Law/ LLB degree. First year students must provide their Grade 11 and 12 results, indicating that they have maintained a B symbol or higher in English and a C symbol or higher in Mathematics since Grade 11. Furthermore, they must demonstrate their financial need for support. Tertiary students must have maintained a higher than average academic standard. The bursary programme is provided to students with a view to employment as Candidate Attorneys at the firm.

How to apply:

Applications for the E.V. Adams Scholarship are open from 1 November until 28 Feb each year.

Applicants are required to complete an online application below and to upload a letter of motivation (explaining why you should be awarded a scholarship); a comprehensive CV; Identity Document; Matric Certificate and the most recent university academic transcripts on a university letter head. Applications by first year students must include a university acceptance letter and proof of registration. Once you have your application documentation ready, e-mail it to


A maximum of R50 000 will be sponsored towards the student’s studies

Tenure (Number of years the award may be held for):

1-year renewable depending on student maintaining a 75% aggregate in terms of the requirements set by Adams & Adams.

Closing Date:

28 February

Conditions of Award:

Bursary applicants may be required to partake in vacation work and will be expected to act as campus-based brand ambassadors for the firm from time to time. Adams & Adams will require a first right of refusal regarding articles of clerkship.

Degree Requirements:

BA Law/ BCom Law/ LLB