UK countryside in the mist
UK countryside in the mist

Previous winners

2022 Legacy Scholarship recipients

Jake Bennett

Jake Bennett

Level 3 Land & Wildlife Technical Baccalaureate

Location: Sparsholt College

“The news that I had been shortlisted for the BASC Scholarship was a total surprise to be honest, and to be selected as a recipient has made my year!
I’ve been passionate about game keeping and the countryside since I was very young. I love the outdoor lifestyle and being immersed in nature. I hope to play a small part in continuing and developing this way of life for the future and the BASC Scholarship will enable me to afford my studies at Sparsholt.”

Jensen Collingwood

Jensen Collingwood

BSc (Hons)Fishery management and Aquaculture

Location: Sparsholt University

“I was overwhelmed by the support I’ve gained from BASC when successfully gaining the scholarship. As part of a family that has always supported the great work BASC does in both conservation and shooting backgrounds, it’s amazing to have the opportunity to work with BASC further as I continue my studies in fishery’s management and aquatic science at Sparsholt to bachelors level.”

2021 Legacy Scholarship recipients

Lucy Marsden

BSc (Hons) Countryside and Environment Management

Location: Harper Adams University

Reacting to the news, Lucy 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.

Oscar Caunce

BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation

Location: Edge Hill University 

In response to his success, Oscar 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.”