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Through the generosity of the benefactors of St Mark's College, each year scholarships amounting to approximately $120,000 are awarded to both new and continuing students.
All of these scholarships, aside from the Cowan Entry Grants, are available for application only once students are in residence. There are two scholarship application rounds per year, once in March and again September and students will be notified of these at the time.
The Cowan Grants can be submitted at the time of completion of a St Mark's College application, and will be assessed by the Scholarships Committee in late January.
All three universities have a large number of scholarships available to both first year and continuing students. Please see their individual websites for further information.
The Cowan Grants provide financial assistance to students from rural areas of Australia who would find difficulty in meeting both tuition and accommodation costs in Adelaide. Information and an Application Form can be obtained on the Cowan Grants web site, or by clicking here.
Applications for each academic year are due in November of the preceding year.
C.A.S Hawker Scholarships
The C.A.S Hawker Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and generous privately funded awards in Australia. Hawker Scholars who take courses in Adelaide reside at St Mark's College. More information can be obtained from the web site and applications for the academic year close in early December of the preceding year.
Old Collegians' Association
This scholarship is open to students entering St Mark's who have a family connection with St Mark's. Specifically this scholarship is for new students who are either the son/daughter, or grandson/granddaughter of an Old Collegian. It is also open to siblings of current students attending St Mark's College.
St Peter's/St Mark's Bursary
This bursary is awarded for two years by St Peter's College in Adelaide to a Year 12 student who intends to stay at St Mark's College whilst studying at university.
Scholarships for Current Students
A number of scholarships, bursaries and prizes are awarded on the basis of academic results, contribution to the College and financial need. The scholarships have been generously given to the College by various benefactors over the years. Awards are made by the College Scholarship Committee and/or panels established under the conditions of the award and are available to all undergraduate members who are residents of the College.
Cowan Continuing and Further Scholarhips
The Cowan grants provide a major support to St Mark's students with reural and regional backgrounds. Since the trust was established in 1994, it has helped around 400 students by providing scholarships and grants totalling over one million dollars and around 40% of those funds have been received by St Mark's students.
Alumni Scholarship Awards
The Alumni Awards were established in the 1960s and were actually begun by the College Club and the Old Collegians. The awards are based upon contribution to the College and may take into account financial circumstances.
G Angas Parsons Scholarship
The G Angas Parsons Scholarship was endowed by the late Geoffrey Angas Parsons in 1982. The College has a very long and strong association with the Angas Parsons family, a family of eminent academics and professionals in the science and legal areas. The scholarship is awarded for an outstanding academic performance by a returning student.
BP Wait Prize
This prize dates back to 1939 and was named after a long term residential tutor, Mr Wait, who lived at the College in the late 1920s and 1930s. This prize is given to the best student of the year in Classics or Modern Language - which were the subjects that Mr Wait taught.
RB & PE Lewis Scholarship
This scholarship is endowed by the second Master of the College, Robert Brook Lewis and his wife Betty who was also the daughter of the first Master of the College, Dr Archibald Grenfell Price. The Lewis Scholarship is awarded to the student who makes the most outstanding contribution to the College each year.
Margaret Tothill Scholarship
The Margaret Tothill Scholarship is awrded on the basis of academic merit and contribution to the College.
Harold Fisher Scholarship
This was the first major scholarship in the College that was established by Mr Harold Fisher in 1928. Fisher held the belief that resident studentship was one of the most valuable developments in the history of the College so he donated one hundred and twenty five pounds per annum to the College in perpetuity. He said that his endowment "would help some of the best brains of South Australia to be members of the College but also to extend the advantages of residential life to a succession of students who in most cases would be debarred by financial circumstances".
Edward A Radcliffe Scholarship
The Edward A Radcliffe Scholarship was established in 1953 and is awarded to the best academic performance in a previous year by a returning student.
Margaret Beith Scholarship
In addition to the bequest that formed a generous portion of the Bickersteth Scholarship, this scholarship was endowed to St Mark's College to be used for bursaries to assist students to remain at the College who would otherwise have difficulty in doing so. The awards are therefore to be made in the first instance on the basis of academic merit and of character and also to take into account contribution to the College and the financial position of the student and their family.
Don Laidlaw Prize
This magnificent award has been endowed by the Honourable Don Laidlaw and is awarded to the most outstanding second year male and female students.
Julian Bickersteth Scholarships
In 1931, The Reverend Julian Faithfull Bickersteth gave 500 books together with two thousand pounds for establishing a scholarship. The recipient of this scholarship must be an Old Boy of the Collegiate School of St Peter who intends to take Holy Orders. However in the event of there being no applicant for the scholarship who is able to satisfy the requirements of the intention to take Holy Orders, it is open to the discretion of the Master to any Old Boy of St Peter's who does not intend on taking Holy Orders.
Tim Brooks Agricultural Science Scholarship
This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2008 as a result of an endowment from Tim Brooks who attended St Mark's and graduate with an Agriculature Science degree. This scholarship is awarded to the top student agriculture science student who also contributes to the life of the College.
Sir Ronald Fisher Medal
The Sir Ronald Fisher Medal has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Peter Parsons who was at the College from 1951 to 1955. The medal was first presented in 2008 and is given to the most outstanding student in the field of science.
Gavin Walkley Scholarship
This award is for a senior student who is academically capable and committed to every aspect of College life. The scholarship may take into account financial circumstances.
Sholto Douglas Scholarship
Senior medical students of outstanding quality and ability are eligible for this prize.
DL & ME Pank
This prize was established in 1982 and is awarded to a student in College with a disability or with special needs.
Programmed Maintenance Services
This prize is awarded to a senior engineering student whose academic performance has been outstanding.
AA Lendon Scholarship
This scholarship is adminstered by the Tower Trust and is awarded to a second or third or fourth year medical student who has achieved outstanding grades in their examinations.
A R LeMessurier Scholarship
In 1937, Mr Roy Le Messurier, who had already agreed to donate to the Newland building extension, offered to provide a bursary of Fifteen Guineas per year starting in 1938 on top of the sum of three hundred pounds to be invested at interest to accumulate in order that this might provide the means of continuing the bursary after his life. The scholarship was to be awarded for personal character, intellectual ability, sportsmanship and leadership for a student studying a medical course in their second year.
WF Wehrstedt Bequest
This prize was established in 1939 where a legacy had been left to the College by the Reverend W F Wehrstedt for the purpose of founding a prize for a scholar in the Arts and Humanities.
Patrick and Bessie Greenland Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed by Mr Patrick Greenland MBE and Mrs Bessie Greenland. They were both keen to promote music in the College and also endowed the Greenland Music Room. In 1988 the bequest was sufficient to form the basis of a scholarship to support a student of music.
WA Collegians' Prize
The WA Collegians' Prize was established in 1965 by Josh Reynolds marking an end of an association with the WA Medical Students after the UWA Med School was established. The fund was increased in 2001 by Geoffrey Morlet and more recently by Dr Peter Hurst. It was decided that because of the association of the West with the sciences that this prize would be awarded for excellence in science or in science related subjects.