Reacting to the news, Lucy, who is studying Countryside and Environment Management, said: “It is a huge honour to be awarded the BASC Legacy Scholarship, I will be able to use the fund to support my study programme and research projects.”
“I am very grateful to BASC for this opportunity and look forward to keeping BASC members up to date on my progress.”
Lucy will use the funding to assist with her placement year with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, where she is working an upland research assistant.
Currently studying for BSc Hons degree in Ecology and Conservation, Oscar Caunce was delighted by the news of his success: “I am overwhelmed to be awarded the BASC Legacy Scholarship. I feel very fortunate to be presented with an opportunity like this. The scholarship will help grow my knowledge and skills to help preserve wildlife and biodiversity for future generations.”
The scholarship programme is one part of the BASC legacy package that helps support people who want to develop their knowledge of conservation, land management or gamekeeping. Each applicant can apply for a grant of a maximum of £4,500 to help them continue their education.
Curtis Mossop, BASC’s head of pathways to shooting, said: “It is fantastic to see the scholarship continue to grow in applications, making a real difference for those furthering their education in the outdoor environment.”
More details on the BASC Legacy Scholarship can be found here.