Fife College students have been awarded with prestigious scholarships from well-known artist, Jack Vettriano.
Trust Fundraiser, Gaynor Jarrett and Head of Creative Industries, Douglas McMillan with awarded students: Lauren Hamill, Suzanne Hood, Holly Lain, Leslieann Tibbert, Stephanie Galloway and Curriculum Manager, Alan Ogilvie.
Through the Adam Smith Foundation, Jack provides annual funding to support art and design students who have shown a commitment and dedication to their studies and express a unique spark in their work.
Students completed a rigorous application and interview process, and although the scholarship is normally presented to three students, due to the high standard, the Creative Industries department provided extra funding to allow for two more students to benefit this year.
Five students were awarded with this enviable scholarship and were presented with a cash prize. The students are: Lauren Hamill, (20) from Lochgelly, Suzanne Hood (21) from Glenrothes, Holly Laing (17) from Leven, Leslieann Tibbert (20) from Inverkeithing, and Stephanie Galloway (20) from Glenrothes.
Leslieann Tibbert (19) from Inverkeithing, was thrilled to hear that she had been awarded with a scholarship. Said Leslieann: “I am so happy to be awarded with this scholarship as it means I can purchase the equipment needed for my course and experiment with new material.”
Douglas McMillan, Head of Creative Industries at Fife College said, “This scholarship is a massive achievement- we had some very strong candidates so the winning students should be very proud. The students’ passion and commitment to their art really came across in their work.”
Gaynor Jarrett, Trust Fundraiser at the Adam Smith Foundation is delighted to see students being recognised for their hard work and commitment to their course. Said Gaynor: “The Foundation has been awarding the Jack Vettriano Art scholarship to students since 1999. This fantastic scholarship enables students to enhance their college experience by giving them the funds to purchase materials, laptops or to fund travel expenses. Being recognised by such a world-famous artist is also an amazing achievement which will help our students to secure further study or employment.”
The Adam Smith Foundation is the charitable trust that supports Fife College. The Foundation was established in 1997 and through partnerships with businesses, charitable trusts and individual donors’ works together to improve and aid opportunities for students studying at Fife College.