Rhomany McLagan receives her scholarship award

Fife College Science student, Rhomany McLagan, has been given a fantastic boost to her studies after being awarded a scholarship in memory of former student, Angela Stewart-Grant.

The award was made through the College’s scholarship programme, the Adam Smith Foundation at a special presentation held at the College’s Stenton Campus in Glenrothes.  Rhomany was presented with her £500 award and certificate by Curriculum Manager for Science, Yvonne Bayne.

Rhomany, who previously attended Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes, is currently studying HNC Applied Science and plans to go on to study Pharmacology at university.

The Angela Stewart-Grant Scholarship was set up 19 years ago, in memory of Angela who was from Brechin and who sadly died of bowel cancer in 1999, aged 23. The Scholarship was created by her Mum, Sandra, to give hard-working and committed students a little extra money to treat themselves while studying, especially around the festive season. Sadly, Sandra also passed away a few years ago.

Thanks to a donation in Sandra’s will and the support and contributions from the College’s Science staff over the years, Angela’s Scholarship continues to flourish and support students each year.

On receiving her award Rhomany, 21 from Coaltown of Balgonie, said: “I am delighted to receive this award in memory of Angela who sounds like a lovely person who worked hard in her studies and career despite her illness. I know that Angela wanted the award to be used to spend on a treat and I plan to use a little towards a holiday and keep the rest for when I go to university.”

Gaynor Jamieson, Trust Fundraiser, welcomed Rhomany to the presentation along with Science lecturer Deborah Cottam and Curriculum Manager Yvonne Bayne.

Said Gaynor: “Yvonne and I were extremely impressed with Rhomany’s application and interview. She came over very well, is a hard working student with a passion for Science and has a promising future ahead. We hope she remembers to use some of her scholarship to treat herself as this was something that Angela insisted her scholarship was used for.

“The Adam Smith Foundation is delighted to award this scholarship to Rhomany and we wish her well in her future studies and career.”

For further details about the Adam Smith Foundation and other scholarships available at Fife College visit our scholarship page.