BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme 2021

BASC’s Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme aims to support and encourage those wishing to develop their knowledge in conservation, land management or gamekeeping. It provides financial assistance to applicants where lack of funding obstructs education and future careers.

Guidance notes for applicants


The purpose of the BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme is to support and encourage students wishing to study conservation, land management or gamekeeping.

Promoting careers in these areas by providing financial assistance to students where finance causes an obstruction to education and a future career.


There is no minimum award, however the maximum award to an individual is £4,500 per annum. The maximum period of award is for the length of the qualification, or for three years whichever is the greatest.

There will be a maximum of two awards given each year.


  • Applicants must be UK citizens
  • The applicant or a member of his/ her immediate family must be a current member of BASC

Selection Criteria and Application Requirements:

  • Selection will be made by BASC Executive Directors and Executive and Finance Committee using a scoring system

BASC’s decision is final.

Applicants must:

  • Submit a completed application form that will be received by BASC by close of play on Saturday 31 July 2021 ( i.e. 17.00 hours)

Application forms are available below – they can be downloaded and then either completed electronically or printed off and completed by hand.

Submission of the completed application form can be by post or email, see details at the foot of these guidance notes.

  • Provide evidence of their own or their immediate family’s BASC membership.

Please do not send in membership cards; send in a scan or photocopy of the card along with your application form.

  • Co-operate with BASC in developing and providing input for the promotion and advertisement of the award made, through social media, BASC’s Shooting and Conservation magazine, press releases, the provision of images, and the progress of the successful applicant during this process.

Download your application form

Submission of application forms:

Please submit your completed application form electronically to:

Or by post to:

FAO Sandra Forkin
BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme,
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Marford Mill
LL12 0HL

Telephone 01244 573 034

2020 Legacy Scholarship recipients

The 2020 Legacy Scholarship recipients were chosen in August 2020 and have provided feedback on their chosen programme of study…

Name: Hannah Thompson

Course of study: Masters by Research in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation

Location of study: Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

“I was absolutely over the moon and extremely grateful to be awarded the legacy scholarship from BASC. This will enable me to pursue my dream of working dogs in the field of conservation.”

“I can’t wait to start my project looking at the efficacy of conservation dogs in the field under the supervision of Dr Samantha Bremner-Harrison, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, at Nottingham Trent University, and Dr Jacqueline Boyd, Animal Scientist and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at NTU.”

“I hope that this work will enable us to make scientifically informed decisions about the use of working dogs as a fundamental, rather than a complementary, tool in conservation and species recovery in the UK.”

Name: Charlie Newman

Course of study: Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land & Wildlife

Location of study: Sparsholt College
“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”

“The scholarship will also allow me to cover costs for some of the specialist equipment needed.”

“A huge thank you to everyone at BASC”.