L to r: Trust Fundraiser Gaynor Jamieson, Kimberley Logie, Suzanne Cormack, Shiela Fiorelli, Retail Lecturer Karen Dyce and Curriculum Manager John Elliot 

Three students from Fife College have become the first recipients of a prestigious new scholarship which recognises creativity and passion in their Business and Retail studies.

The students were awarded DC Retail Scholarships through the College’s Adam Smith Foundation. The new scholarship is a cash award which is used by the students in any way they wish to enhance their studies and student experience.

Underlying its entrepreneurial roots, the new scholarship is student led and designed, with the funds raised by the students themselves while studying their College enterprise units.

Suzanne Cormack (49) from Glenrothes, Kimberley Logie (28) from Kennoway and Sheila Fiorelli (40) from Methil were delighted to receive the awards to help them with their studies.

The awards were presented at a recent ceremony at the College’s Levenmouth Campus - hosted by Curriculum Manager of Admin, Enterprise and IT John Elliot, Retail Lecturer Karen Dyce and Trust Fundraiser Gaynor Jamieson – where the students were presented with their certificates and congratulated on their achievements.

John Elliott said: “It was a pleasure to present this new scholarship award to three talented enterprise students. They have all worked incredibly hard, displayed a creative entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to their studies as well as been part of a supportive team. They are a credit to their lecturers and I know they will be very successful with their own projects in the future.”

Suzanne Cormack, who was a Advanced Certificate: Business and Retailing student and is now studying HNC Business as she moves towards gaining her degree, said: “I was surprised but so happy on receiving the news that I had won the scholarship. I would like to thank my lecturers for all the support they gave me – they go a step beyond what is asked of them.”

Gaynor Jamieson, Trust Fundraiser, said: “The Adam Smith Foundation is a unique programme that helps hundreds of students each year by giving them a helping hand and recognition which provides them with the boost they need to progress their studies and begin their career. We are delighted that this year, students applied the concept of the Foundation Earner and by using their own enterprising mind-sets and citizenship skills, were able to create a unique student-led scholarship.  The DC Retail Scholarship is a different way of creating scholarship opportunities and we are delighted to see these first awards made.”​