Scholarship winner Sophie Marshall with John Elliott

Fife College student Sophie Marshall has become the first recipient of a prestigious new scholarship which recognises passion and commitment in her Business Administration studies.

The student was awarded the New Park Educational Trust Scholarship through the College’s Adam Smith Foundation. It is a cash award to be used by the student to purchase equipment to support her career progression.

Sophie, (19) from Cardenden, was delighted to receive the award in recognition of her commitment to her Intermediate Certificate in Administration course.

She said: “It was a happy surprise to hear news of the Scholarship. I enjoyed the course and passed all my units. I bought a new laptop to help me revise and study and have just started Advanced Certificate: Enterprise and Business to give me access to HNC: Administration and Information Technology.”

The award was presented at a recent ceremony at the College’s St Brycedale Campus - hosted by Director of Business Enterprise and Tourism Bryan McCabe-Bell, Curriculum Manager for Administration, Enterprise and IT John Elliott, and Chairman of New Park Educational Trust Martin Passmore.

John Elliott said: “It was a pleasure to present this new scholarship award and certificate to Sophie who is a talented student. She has worked incredibly hard and displayed a real dedication and commitment to her studies. Sophie has been a credit to her lecturers and I hope she will be very successful on her studying journey.”

Gaynor Jamieson, Trust Fundraiser, said: “It is absolutely fantastic that the New Park Educational Trust chose to support a brand new scholarship for students studying Business, Administration and IT and Legal Services at Fife College. Sophie is a very worthy recipient of this award and I hope that it proves to be of real benefit to her. The Adam Smith Foundation is delighted to award this scholarship to Sophie and we wish her well in her future studies and career.”

Fife College offers a wide range of scholarships which are open to students throughout the year and supported by the Adam Smith Foundation