The successful recipients of BASC’s 2021 Legacy Scholarship Programme have been announced as Edge Hill University student Oscar Caunce and Harper Adams University student Lucy Marsden.

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.

Lucy Marsden, who is studying Countryside and Environment Management, has been awarded the scholarship to assist with her placement year working with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust as an upland research assistant.

She 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.”

Oscar Caunce, who is studying for a BSc Hons degree in Ecology and Conservation, said: “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.”

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.”

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More information on the BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship can be found here.