19 October 2023

Eight deserving Fife College students have had an amazing start to their degree studies this year after being awarded a Principal’s Degree Scholarship and a share of £6,000.

Fife College Principal, Jim Metcalfe, was delighted to meet the students and present them with their certificates at a special event held at the College’s Dunfermline Campus recently.

The popular annual scholarship was created to support students as they move on to degree studies either with Fife College, university or elsewhere. The funds are used by students to support them with a range of things they need including travel, books, software, tech and fees.

Stacey Vaggers, a BA (Hons) Social Science student from Lochgelly, said:  “I feel honoured to have been awarded the scholarship and that my lecturers have given good feedback about me and my commitment to learning. As a single parent, it is a struggle to find the money to buy a laptop and I am so grateful that I have been awarded the money to buy one for this year’s course.”

Billy Underwood, from Leven, who is studying the BA Creative Enterprise degree, said: Wow... thank you for this scholarship, this will help me buy equipment that will help my business get bigger and better. I have worked really hard on my studies, it’s good to know it all pays off.

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies student, Justine McIvor from Kirkcaldy, said: “This scholarship is more than just a financial award to me; it's a validation of my dedication and a stepping stone toward my future goals. After completing my honours year this year, I plan to get into the PGDE primary education course. This scholarship will make a huge difference by helping with travel expenses.”

Fife College Principal Jim Metcalfe said: “We are immensely proud of these eight talented students and delighted to empower them as they pursue their degree dreams. This scholarship is not just a financial boost, it's also recognition of their dedication and hopefully a vital step on the path to a promising future.”

Adam Smith Scholarships, part of Fife College, is one of the largest college scholarship programmes in Scotland, awarding thousands of pounds each year to support students, develop opportunities, open doors and transform lives.

For further information about scholarships at Fife College visit the Adam Smith Scholarships page on the Fife College website or email scholarships@fife.ac.uk.