Sparsholt College is delighted to hear that Game and Wildlife Management student Charlie Newman has been successful in securing the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) 2020 Legacy Scholarship.  

For the second year running, the BASC Legacy Scholarship Programme continues to support students looking to develop their knowledge in conservation, land management or gamekeeping by overcoming potential financial hurdles that may prevent them continuing with their studies or career. 

Facing more than double the amount of applications of the previous year, Charlie faced a rigorous shortlisting and interview process. After being narrowed down to only seven applicants via an independent scoring system, the final few were then interviewed by a panel of industry experts and professionals via an online video call.  

Cara Richardson, BASC Council member and Scotland Committee Chair who sat on the interview panel, said “The future of young people within fieldsports and conservation is of upmost importance and a key objective at BASC. The 2020 Legacy Scholarship Programme is extremely worthwhile and I am sure that those who leave legacies would be pleased to know the positive impact it has onto the lives of the beneficiaries.” 

Matt Ridout, Level 3 Land and Wildlife Management (Game pathway) course tutor, is thrilled with Charlie’s success. He says “Last year in unprecedented times, Charlie showed commitment throughout the academic year, and achieved good grades in final assessments. Well done!” 

Continuing his success, Charlie has also been nominated as Gamekeeper of the Month by BASC for October 2020 – you can read his interview with the association here.

Charlie is beginning his second year on the Level 3 Land and Wildlife Management (Game pathway) course at Sparsholt College, and we can’t wait to see how his exciting future unfolds! 

With its established wide range of courses, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and industry-active lecturers, Sparsholt College has an enviable reputation for the outstanding training and development of students in Land and Wildlife Management.  

Find out more about these courses, and apply, here.