“The scholarship programme is a great initiative and I am delighted to be involved and to give my support. I always look forward to reading the students’ work  - each year they surprise me with their breadth of ideas, inspirations and talent. 

“It is always great to meet the award winners in person and to also come home to Fife and Kirkcaldy for the presentation. I hope the scholarship inspires this year’s winners on to great things.”  

Ian Rankin

Student award winners, Andrew Wilson, Caitlin Sharkey and Isla Fairfield were delighted to receive scholarships and meet Ian Rankin at the 2017 presentation event.  Andrew used his scholarship to buy a new laptop while Isla used it to attend workshops for young playwrights and to support her studies at university.

Speaking at the presentation Caitlin said: “I was really honoured to meet and receive a scholarship from Ian Rankin who has inspired my grim dark taste in fiction. I plan to put the award towards buying a car - which I’ll need to be able to work as a journalist.”

L to R: Group - Isla Fairfield, Ian Rankin, Andrew Wilson and Caitlin Sharkey

To apply for the Ian Rankin Scholarship please read the guidelines and complete the application form on the links below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 18th April 2018. Please forward completed applications and your piece of creative writing (please see guidelines) to scholarships@fife.ac.uk

For more information about Ian Rankin visit his website www.ianrankin.net