RSC Teacher Training Scholarships reward individuals who are passionate about chemistry and have the potential to become exceptional chemistry teachers.
There are 130 scholarships available for the training year 2013/2014, each worth £20,000 (tax free). Run in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarship includes a support package from the RSC:
- RSC membership for 2 years;
- access to national and regional RSC support networks through local meetings, online communities, RSC mentors, annual conferences etc;
- a selection of RSC materials including resources, lab coats and other consumables.
Who is eligible?
Applications for RSC Teacher Training Scholarships are open to teacher trainees who:
- have a chemistry (or related) degree or have completed a subject knowledge enhancement course;
- have either a proven or expected 1st or 2:1 degree, a master’s degree, or a PhD;
- have by September 2013 secured a training place on an eligible PGCE or Schools Direct chemistry course in England for the 2013/2014 academic year;
- qualify as a home student, are eligible to draw a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company, and who meet the bursary eligibility criteria set out in the Teaching Agency bursary guidance;
- have an excellent ability to explain chemistry ideas at school level;
- will train as a teacher in England.
How to apply
The application process consists of an online application form and an assessment day.
The assessment days run throughout the year; please check these dates and the application deadlines online.