Two Fife College students are preparing to head over the pond to study in the USA.

Camryn Provan and Megan Simpson, both from Dunfermline, have been awarded the George Lauder bursary to study in the States this summer.

The awards offered through Adam Smith Scholarships, part of Fife College, are funded by George Lauder’s family and the St Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, which will fully support both students’ stays including food, travel and accommodation.

The bursaries were given the seal of approval from Lauder’s great-great-grandson, William Garner, at the college. William and his family regularly visit Dunfermline to award the scholarship.

Mr Garner said: “It has been lovely to meet Camryn and Megan, both of whom are especially deserving winners of this year’s George Lauder Bursary awards. I’m sure they will benefit greatly from their trip to the USA later this year.

Dunfermline Press: The two students will study and live in the USA for the summer.The two students will study and live in the USA for the summer. (Image: Fife College)

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“I know my great-great-grandfather, George Lauder, would be so pleased to see this scholarship named in his honour continuing to be awarded in Dunfermline, enabling generations after him to benefit from learning experiences that will respond to their interest and enhance their futures.”

Camryn studied HND Fashion at Fife College and is now in her third-year at Heriot-Watt University where she is studying for a degree in Fashion Branding and Promotion.

She commented: “New York has always been my dream destination as a fashion student. However, studying and living there was something I thought to be unachievable until I was awarded the George Lauder Bursary.

“Words cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity, and I firmly believe that the experience and opportunities I will gain during my stay will not only significantly impact my education, but my personal growth too.”

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Megan is pursuing a BA degree in Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. With help and support from William, she is looking at business and child psychology summer programmes in America. She hopes to open her own residential care centre for children in the future.

She has shown incredible self-reliance from an early age, having been care-experienced herself.

“I am really appreciative and feel very lucky to be given this opportunity. I believe this has the potential to change my life.

"It will be amazing to be able to explore another side of life while in the USA and also better myself so that I can help and inspire others." Megan added.