Mark Ridgwell Scholarship

Words by Sammy Hemmings

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In memory of a legendary figure in the world of spirits, London Union & The Mixing Class launch The Mark Ridgwell Scholarship, offering six funded places on the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits to professional bartenders.

The scholarship commemorates Mark Ridgwell, a leading voice in the drinks industry having accomplished a long and distinguished career, who sadly passed away in 2018. His guidance and expertise shaped the development of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's first qualification, which launched in 2004. He was an inspiration for many.

Bartenders have the opportunity to apply for one of six scholarships on the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits, funded by Jonathan Downey and London Union. Find out how to apply below.

How to apply

Please email the Mark Ridgwell Scholarship team and request an application form and a copy of the selection criteria. The closing date for submissions is 18th September 2019.

Successful applicants will be informed in October 2019.