Chemistry Scholarship

Maximising attainment through inclusion and diversity 


Saturday School is privileged to have the support of The Royal Society of Chemistry and through their Inclusion and Diversity Fund, we have created 17 fully funded chemistry scholarships for National 5 and Higher chemistry students.


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 particularly welcome from N5 or Higher chemistry students from underserved and/or underrepresented groups; with the aim to attract more chemists from different backgrounds into the profession, ensuring they are able to fulfil their potential and progress through their career, based on their skills and capability, without being hindered by their demographic background or any other barriers.


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

  • Attendance at all 4 of our 80-minute, face to face Weekly Lessons in N5/H Chemistry at The Glasgow Academy (January to March 2022)

  • Attendance at both 4-hour Grade Booster Days in N5/H chemistry at The Glasgow Academy (April 2022)

  • Unlimited online support from our fully qualified chemistry teachers from January through to their final N5/H exam on 29th April 2022 

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

  • Snacks and drinks on class days

The impact of our scholarships

Since launching our Scholarship programme in 2018:

  • Our scholars have achieved a 100% pass rate in all subjects we support them with

  • 93% of our scholars have gained an A or B in the subjects we support them with

  • 84% of our scholars have gained an A in the subjects we support them with

  • Scholars have increased their grades by an average of 5 bands as a result of working with us, e.g., from a C to an A

  • Self confidence among scholars has increased by an average of 40%

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By completing an application, you are accepting 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 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. Successful applicants will commit to attending all face-to-face classes at The Glasgow Academy from January to April 2022

  6. Successful applicants will share their current and predicted working grades in N5/H chemistry

  7. Successful applicants will provide their final SQA exam grades in N5/H chemistry in August 2022

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

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

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

Applications now closed