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Royal Society of Chemistry Scholarship

Maximising attainment through inclusion and diversity 


Saturday School is privileged to have the contined support of The Royal Society of Chemistry and after a highly successful first year of the RSC Scholarship, we are excited to launch year two.  Through the RSC Inclusion and Diversity Fund, we have created 12 fully funded Chemistry scholarships for National 5 and Higher students for the academic year 22/23.  


Saturday School shares the view of The Royal Society of Chemistry that "chemistry should be for everyone“ and our scholarships will be awarded to applicants who allow us to meet the aims of the RSC Inclusion and Diversity Strategy.   

Applications are welcome from any N5 or Higher Chemistry students, particularly those from disadvantaged, underserved and/or underrepresented groups; with the aim to attract more young chemists from different backgrounds to study and work in the science, ensuring they are able to fulfil their potential and progress through their career, based on their skills and capability, without being hindered by any demographic, background or other barriers.


Scholars will receive a fully funded educational programme at Saturday School which includes:

  • Attendance at all of our 80-minute, face to face Weekly Lessons in N5/H Chemistry at The Glasgow Academy (January to March 2023)

  • Attendance at both 4-hour Grade Booster Days in N5/H chemistry at The Glasgow Academy (April/May 2023)

  • Unlimited online support from our fully qualified Chemistry teachers from January through to their final N5/H exam on 12th May 2023 

  • A range of digital and hard copy learning resources including stationery and other key learning materials

  • Snacks and drinks on class days

Learn more about the impact of the RSC Scholarship




By completing an application, you are accepting all of the following terms and conditions:

  1. Scholarships are awarded by a judging team at Saturday School and their decision is final

  2. Applicants must provide personal data which will be securely stored by Saturday School Ltd and may be shared with The Royal Society of Chemistry

  3. Successful applicant data will be stored for up to 12 months after the scholarship is complete, applicants not chosen for the scholarship will have their data deleted immediately

  4. Applicants must provide the email address for their current chemistry teacher or another suitable person in their school/college who will be asked to provide a reference on the suitability of the applicant for this programme; applicants must have the permission of this person to share their email address with us

  5. Applications can not progress without a teacher/school reference

  6. Successful applicants will commit to attending all face-to-face classes at The Glasgow Academy from January to May 2023

  7. Successful applicants will share their current and predicted working grades in N5/H Chemistry

  8. Successful applicants will provide their final SQA exam grades in N5/H Chemistry in August 2023 and permit their school to share this result with Saturday School Ltd

  9. Successful applicants will take part in short surveys to evaluate the impact of the scholarship

  10. Successful applicants consent to in-class photography and its use to promote and celebrate the scholarship programme

  11. Applicants accept that completing the application process in no way guarantees their selection for the programme

Applications now closed

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