"The scholarship programme is a great initiative and provides many students with an extra bit of help and recognition while they study. It was great to meet the students at the scholarship presentation and I really enjoyed reading their work. They had all written excellent short stories which I have promised I won’t steal!"

Ian Rankin

Ross Gardiner, 19 from Perth was delighted to hear that he was a winner for the second year in a row and said; “Being awarded the Ian Rankin Scholarships is one of the main highlights of my time at College and it was fantastic experience to meet Ian and get the chance to interview him, something I will never forget. All this looks great on my CV too and I would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys writing and is looking for a career in journalism, communications or marketing.”

Winning students; Leia Reid, Andrew Wilson and Ross Gardiner with Ian Rankin.​

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

Closing date is The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 28th April 2017. 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