A LOCHGELLY woman says she is "honoured" to have been awarded a scholarship from Fife College to help with her studies.

Stacey Vaggars, a BA (Hons) Social Science student, is one of eight to have received a boost to the start of their degree.

She has been awarded a Principal’s Degree Scholarship and a share of £6,000.

Stacey said: "I feel honoured to have been awarded the scholarship and that my lecturers have given good feedback about me and my commitment to learning.

"As a single parent, it is a struggle to find the money to buy a laptop and I am so grateful that I have been awarded the money to buy one for this year’s course.”

Fife College Principal, Jim Metcalfe, was delighted to meet the students and present them with their certificates at a special event held at the college’s Dunfermline Campus recently.

The popular annual scholarship was created to support students as they move on to degree studies either with Fife College, university or elsewhere.

The funds are used by students to support them with a range of things they need including travel, books, software, tech and fees.

“We are immensely proud of these eight talented students and delighted to empower them as they pursue their degree dreams," Metcalfe commented.

"This scholarship is not just a financial boost, it's also recognition of their dedication and hopefully a vital step on the path to a promising future.”