Students get chemistry right in memory of Angela

Pictured from left to right are John Whitelock, Department Manager; Nadezhda Petrova-Crawford; Aileen Lamden, Executive Director; Channen Brady; Simon Gilbert; Ruth Yorkston, Lab Technician; Lyn Gold, Adam Smith Foundation Manager.

Pictured from left to right are John Whitelock, Department Manager; Nadezhda Petrova-Crawford; Aileen Lamden, Executive Director; Channen Brady; Simon Gilbert; Ruth Yorkston, Lab Technician; Lyn Gold, Adam Smith Foundation Manager.

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Three Chemistry students from Adam Smith College were recently presented with a very welcome scholarship awarded through the College’s charitable Trust, The Adam Smith Foundation.

Simon Gilbert, 27 from Kirkcaldy was awarded £400 while Channen Brady, 18 from Kirkcaldy and Nadezhda Petrova-Crawford, 29 from Glenrothes were awarded £150 each.

The Angela Stewart-Grant Scholarship was set up 13 years ago, in memory of Angela Stewart-Grant, a former Science student from Brechin 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. 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, Angela’s scholarship continues to support students each year.

All of the students recognised this year study HND Applied Chemistry. All were delighted to be presented with certificates and cheques by Executive Director Aileen Lamden at a special event held in the Science Labs at the College’s Future Skills Centre in Glenrothes.

Aileen Lamden, executive director said: “Simon, Channen and Nadezhda are prime examples of committed students who put in a tremendous effort not only to their studies but also in working to financially support themselves and their families.

“They are very deserving students and they will benefit not only from the financial reward they have received but from being recognised for their achievements.

“I hope they will all remember to use some of their scholarship to treat themselves to a night out with their friends as this was something that Angela insisted her scholarship was used for.”