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Empowering young people in shaping, changing and driving Scotland's digital economy 

Are you in, or entering, the senior phase of secondary school in The West of Scotland?

Are you considering, or would you consider, a career in digital technologies?

Would you like:

  • fully funded educational support in National 5 Maths

  • support and coaching from inspirational leaders in the digital sector

  • fast-track entry to a range of digital courses at Glasgow Clyde College, City of Glasgow College or West College Scotland

  • subsequent advanced entry into relevant university degree programmes


With the incredible generosity and support of ScotlandIS, we are providing enhanced educational support for twelve young people in Glasgow and The West to secure their National 5 Maths qualification, with an added series of engagements with inspirational role models in the Scottish digital sector.  ScotlandIS Scholars who complete the programme (gaining a D or above) in their N5 Maths exam will automatically be offered a place on a relevant course at Glasgow Clyde College, City of Glasgow College or West College Scotland, creating the opportunity for advanced entry into relevant associated degree courses at university.

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We are thrilled to partner with ScotlandIS to add another brilliant scholarship programme to our growing list of offers for young people in Scotland. 

With their incredible generosity and invaluable support, ScotlandIS has demonstrated just how serious and dedicated they are in their mission to drive our digital economy forward.  Karen, Nicola, and their team have clearly identified the huge need for young people to enter the sector, and with their support, they will help learners navigate the entry routes to a digital career whilst connecting them to the right people and positive role models who will support and inspire them. 

As Scotland’s premier tutoring school and SQA Approved Centre, we are proud to be partnered with the sector leaders who sit at the heart of our digital economy, paving the way for Scotland’s young people to access the rich opportunities and potential that a career in the digital world offers them.   


Graeme Rough

Owner and Director of Saturday School Ltd.


Young people taking part in the ScotlandIS Scholarship can expect:


  • Attendance at six Weekly Lessons in National 5 Maths at Saturday School in The Glasgow Academy (17th & 24th of February; 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd March 2024)  Saturday mornings 09:00 to 10:20

  • Attendance at The National 5 Maths Grade Booster Day during the Easter break in 2024 to prepare for the final exam (Sat 27th April, 10:00 to 14:00 with a half-hour lunch break at 12:00)

  • Unlimited online support via Google Classroom from Saturday School’s fully qualified maths teachers

  • A series of engagements and activities with a group of inspirational role models from Scotland's digital sector, including senior leaders in companies, college and university staff, and award-winning experts in the field

  • Fast-track entry to a range of digital courses at Glasgow Clyde College, City of Glasgow College or West College Scotland

  • Subsequent advanced entry into relevant university degree programmes.


We look forward to receiving applications, selecting our scholars, and getting to work with our inaugural group for 2024.


Karen Meechan

Chief Executive Officer, ScotlandIS

Application Information

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 ScotlandIS, 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 ScotlandIS 

  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 a suitable staff member in their school (likely to be a teacher) who will be asked to provide a reference on the suitability of the applicant for this programme; applicants must have the advance permission of this person to share their email address with us

  5. The parent/carer of the applicant will provide a supporting statement in the application

  6. Applications can not progress without a teacher reference and a supporting statement from the parent/carer

  7. Successful applicants will commit to attending all face-to-face classes in N5 Maths at Saturday School Glasgow, The Glasgow Academy, from Feb to April 2024

  8. Successful applicants will share their current and predicted working grades in Maths

  9. Successful applicants will provide their final SQA exam grades in N5 Maths in August 2024 and permit their school to share this result with Saturday School Ltd on their behalf if no pupil response is made on exam results day

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

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

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



Apply now 

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