Science students benefit from scholarship

Pictured are Brucejordan Anderson and Graeme Anderson
Pictured are Brucejordan Anderson and Graeme Anderson

Science students from Fife College have been awarded scholarships in memory of a former science student from Brechin, Angela Stewart-Grant.

Students, Brucejordan Anderson and Graeme Anderson were both awarded £500 while runners-up, Adam Stafford, Jed Scotcher, Iain Chambers and Stephanie Munro were each awarded £50.

The awards were made through the College’s charitable trust, The Adam Smith Foundation, at a special presentation held at the College’s Science labs at its Stenton Campus in Glenrothes.

The students were each presented with their awards and certificates by Curriculum Manager for Science Margot McKerrell while friend of Angela’s and former staff member, Ruth Yorkston, said a few words.

The Angela Stewart-Grant Scholarship was set up 16 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, Angela’s Scholarship continues to flourish and support students each year.

Margot said: “I hope they will 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.”