The
Saturday School Scholarship

Unlocking potential

Our scholarship portfolio continues to grow, achieving incredible success, publicity and support.  With our unique and innovative Catherine McEwan Foundation Scholarship entering its third year, Saturday School is proud to launch our latest offer: The Saturday School Scholarship, an educational recovery and enhancement programme for people in Scotland (of school age or older) who demonstrate the potential, willingness and determination to be a success - no matter what. 

 

This scholarship does not draw on any particular demographics, scholars are not selected based on any particular characteristic and each application is judged on a case by case basis; it is genuinely open to all who have the desire to succeed in National 5 and/or Higher courses.  Scholars receive a fully funded educational support programme at Saturday School and are expected to fully commit to attending our in-person classes at The Glasgow Academy with unlimited access to our:

 

Alternatively, scholars in need of a full SQA National Qualification (N5 or Higher) can be funded and supported to achieve this.

The impact of our scholarships

Since launching our Scholarship programme in 2019:

  • 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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Education Funding Partners

The Saturday School Scholarship is only possible with the incredible contributions from our Education Funding Partners; organisations who are recognised within their local communities and on a national scale by their commitment to support the education of young people and adults, enhancing and maximising their opportunities in work, further or higher education.  Our entire scholarships programme is of course not for profit, every penny of investment and every minute of coordination, management and staff time goes directly to the education of our scholars.

Scholarship applications

Individuals who are considering applying for a scholarship at Saturday School should complete the registration of interest form

Any potential scholars who progress beyond this stage are required to complete a more detailed application process, and where appropriate, information from parent(s)/carer(s) and a senior leader in their school/college will be required.   

“We have closely followed the life-changing impact that Scholarships such as the Catherine McEwan Foundation Scholarship have made for young people at Saturday School in recent years.  We are now proud to be inaugural Education Funding Partners for the new Saturday School Scholarship.  Contributing funds is just a small part of this for us, here at SFM we want to go further, and hope to offer STEM-related work experience opportunities and potentially even recruit from within the brilliant pool of talented young people taking part".

John Martin - Managing Director, SFM Group Glasgow

“We have supported STEM curricular programmes in the past such as CREST Awards in local secondary schools but this represents a real step up in our commitment to helping young people attain at the highest possible level, educational recovery is at the forefront of all our minds right now and we are proud to be playing our part".

Andrew McTavish - Managing Director, Athena Stirling

“I've been in education all of my career and I know just what is at stake for young people, now more than ever.  Flaunt and Flourish is proud to be part of this, it's the start of something totally unique and I've been privileged to meet some of the scholars and their parents first hand, to hear their amazing success stories.  It truly is pioneering".

Victoria Charlotte Rose - Owner, Flaunt and Flourish UK

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“I've been involved with Saturday School and the amazing work they do for many years now and I find it incredible just how much impact scholarships are making with young people and their families.  We've always tried to encourage education and obviously as a local STEM company, we are delighted to see so many young people achieving so much success - proud to play our part".

Graham Grevie - Director, A1 SEO

 

Saturday School is always eager to hear from new potential funders. 

If you are considering becoming an education funding partner please click here