Fife College theatre scholarship donation made by Foundation

Fife College have received a scholarship donation from the Mary Leishman Foundation:

Students studying Acting and Performance subjects at Fife College will soon be able to apply for a scholarship to help them with their studies thanks to a kind donation of £3,000 from the Mary Leishman Foundation

​Jim Leishman, who set up the Foundation in memory of his late wife Mary, presented a cheque for £3,000 to Gaynor Jarrett, Trust Fundraiser for the Adam Smith Foundation, Fife College’s scholarship programme, at an event held recently at Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline.

The Mary Leishman Scholarship is part of a wide range of scholarships available to students at Fife College and was set up three years ago to recognise the outstanding skills and expertise of students committed to pursuing a career in Theatre Arts.

Jim Leishman, the Provost of Fife, is delighted to be able to support the scholarship programme and said: “This scholarship is a very fitting way to celebrate Mary’s life – she was an avid theatre fan, loved performing and was a member of the Kelty Musical Association. She was also a strong believer in the benefits of education and would therefore be extremely pleased that we are able to support the students again this year.”

“Overall, the aim of the Mary Leishman Foundation is to encourage potential and ease distress which I am delighted to see is being achieved through this scholarship. I look forward to meeting this year’s recipients in the near future.”

Gaynor Jarrett, Trust Fundraiser at Fife College said: “The Adam Smith Foundation is very thankful to have received this donation again this year from the Mary Leishman Foundation.  This scholarship will make a huge difference in supporting our Theatre Arts students looking to further their studies or secure employment.”

The Mary Leishman Scholarship will be promoted to full-time students in the New Year. For further details about the Adam Smith Foundation visit or email