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BASC’s 2020 Legacy Scholarship Programme winners announced

The winners of the BASC’s 2020 Legacy Scholarship Programme have been announced as Sparsholt College’s Land and Wildlife student, Charlie Newman, and Nottingham Trent University’s Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation Masters student, Hannah Thompson.

The scholarship programme is part of BASC legacy package that supports people who want to develop their knowledge in conservation, land management or gamekeeping. Each applicant can apply for a grant of a maximum £4,500 to help them continue their education.

The scholarship programme continues to grow, and this year drew in a record number of applications.

Cara Richardson, BASC council member, who sat on the programme’s interview panel, said: “The future of young people within shooting and conservation is of upmost importance to BASC.

“The Legacy Scholarship Programme is an outstanding initiative and I am sure that those who leave legacies to BASC would be pleased to know the positive impact they had on those setting out in their careers.

''It was a pleasure to be a member of the interview panel and speak with all the enthusiastic candidates.''

Hannah Thompson, who is undertaking a Masters by Research (MRes) in the efficacy of working dogs aiding conservation efforts and species recovery, said: “I am over the moon and extremely grateful to be awarded the legacy scholarship from BASC. The funds will help me pursue my dream of working dogs in the field of conservation.”

Land and Wildlife student Charlie Newman, said: “I am so incredibly grateful to BASC for this opportunity.

“To be able to use these funds for additional qualifications outside of my college course will really extend my skillset and provide a great foundation for my future career in deer and wildlife management. Having access to these additional learning opportunities is invaluable.”

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Notes to Editors:
For more information on the BASC Legacy Scholarship Programme - https://basc.org.uk/training-and-education/basc-legacy-funded-scholarship-programme/

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