A DUNFERMLINE teenager has scooped a cash reward to help him with his studies.

Max McKay, 18, was one of four people to be awarded a Foundation Apprenticeship Advancement Scholarship from Fife College's Adam Smith Foundation.

The scheme aims to support students as they move onto their next stage of learning.

Max undertook his Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies at Woodmill High and has now started an HNC in Applied Sciences at Fife College.

“I felt ecstatic when I received the email informing me that I had won the scholarship, I will spend the money on a laptop, stationery and other equipment needed for my college course," he said.

Fife College has expanded its delivery of Foundation Apprenticeships to benefit school pupils in Fife with the role out of new SCQF Level 4 and 5 qualifications for S3 to S6 school pupils across the region.

In addition to the SCQF Level 6 Foundation Apprenticeships already on offer, the new offering allows enrolled school pupils to achieve a work-based qualification at an even earlier stage in their learning.

Iain Hawker, Assistant Principal at Fife College, explained: “Foundation Apprenticeships are a great qualification option for school pupils and this scholarship from the Adam Smith Foundation adds to the many existing benefits that come with choosing a Foundation Apprenticeship while at school."