ICL Scholarship provides educational opportunity for BIGGA members

Karl Hansellin Training & Education

With the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition and Continue to Learn due to go ahead next January, members of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association are being invited to apply for an incredible education scholarship, supported by ICL.

The 2020 ICL Scholars at BTME last January alongside ICL's Ed Carter (left)

With plans well underway to host Continue to Learn in Harrogate next January, five BIGGA members from across the UK will be selected to become ICL Continue to Learn 2021 scholars. The successful applicants will receive three nights' hotel accommodation and 15 hours of training and personal development at the Continue to Learn education programme, supported by BIGGA Partner and specialty fertiliser company ICL.

In the event that ongoing restrictions prevent the hosting of the event, Continue to Learn will become a virtual learning experience and the scholars will receive an equivalent award, including personal development opportunities amounting to the same monetary value.

BIGGA's Head of Member Development, Sami Strutt, said: "BIGGA is progressing with its plans to host BTME and Continue to Learn as normal and that means fantastic opportunities such as the ICL Scholarship will return.

"BIGGA and ICL understand that finances are tight due to everything that has happened this year and that's what makes initiatives such as the ICL Scholarship even more important. Things will get better and the scholarship is an opportunity to make sure you're ready to take the next step when the opportunity presents itself."

Commenting on the sponsorship agreement, ICL's Ed Carter, Turf and Landscape - Sales Development Manager, said: "ICL is delighted to sponsor BIGGA's Continue to Learn Scholarship again for 2021 as we are keen to promote education at all levels of turf management.

"We see great value in the scholarship scheme as it is an excellent opportunity to provide Continue to Learn education to people who may not be able to attend BTME otherwise."

Head to the BIGGA website to apply for this outstanding membership opportunity and to learn more about what's on offer from the association.

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 July 2020.