A FIFE College pupil from Lochgelly has been awarded a special scholarship by Arnold Clark.

Neil Law and three other students received £500 each in recognition of their commitment to progress their careers within the areas of business, engineering and automotive.

Awarded through Adam Smith Scholarships, part of Fife College, the funding can be used by the students to purchase resources or materials to support their studies.

Europe’s largest privately owned car retailer, Arnold Clark, has offered scholarships at Fife College for several years with some supported students going on to gain employment with the company after their studies.

This year’s recipients were presented with their awards by Lynne McBurney, Group Head of People at Arnold Clark, at a special presentation held in the vehicle workshop at the college’s Glenrothes Campus.

HNC Mechanical Engineering student Neil, who was unfortunately unable to attend the presentation, plans to use his scholarship award to support his university studies.

Neil said: "I feel over the moon to be awarded this scholarship which will greatly help with my future progress through to the master's degree course. I will spend this money on resources to help me with my studies such as books and a portable electronic device to use while at university."

Lynne McBurney added: "We are thrilled to be able to offer these scholarships to the students at Fife College - we hope they’ll go a long way in helping them to purchase the materials and resources they need to get the most out of their studies.

"Community is one of our core values at Arnold Clark and so we are always looking for innovative ways to support local organisations."

Lyn Gold, Scholarship and Alumni Engagement Lead at Fife College, said: "Arnold Clark has provided great support to many students at Fife College over several years.

“We are grateful to them for offering these latest scholarship awards which we know will have an immediate impact on these students’ academic lives and their plans for the future.

"Catriona (Bell), William (Gunn), Neil, and Aleksandra (Nowicka) are very deserving of their awards. We wish them well in their studies and careers and look forward to continuing our relationship with Arnold Clark."