Financial support can make university a reality.
The Cowan Grant has made living at a residential college a viable option for me. Moving away from home for the first time adds up to be pretty pricey but the support which St Mark’s can provide through their number of scholarships has been crucial to my stay! The Cowan Grant has allowed me to not only live at St Mark’s but to fully soak up all it has to offer. From O’Week, to sports, to academic support and the friends you make along the way, I’m so grateful that the Cowan Grant has allowed me to be a part of it all.
Learning beyond the lecture theatre.
Living at St Mark’s provided me opportunities to go beyond and, to borrow from the College’s modern interpretation of its motto, to ‘reach for the stars’. It has been a place of learning with many hours spent in academic pursuit, but also in the development of life skills and an understanding of how people exist and interrelate in this beautifully complex world.
Important life lessons every day.
St Mark’s College was my home away from home. It is a place that makes you feel welcomed, accepted, and encourages those who stay here to strive for the best in all areas of our lives; academically, athletically, creatively, and socially. By living at College you learn important life lessons every day, such as knowing how to balance work, sport, and fun, or just when you should knuckle down and study rather than watch another episode of your favourite television show. One thing I have gained by being on the College Club Committee is a love for the community at St Mark’s. I’m proud to call myself a Marksman.
Every moment I have spent here at St Mark’s, I will never forget. I’ve created lifelong memories, and friends.
A richer Australian exchange experience.
As I settle in back at home, I find myself reflecting on all the experiences I have been fortunate to have. From O’Week, sporting events, pond parties, High Table, Arts Evenings and Port’n’Talks, each has heavily contributed to the amazing time I had at College. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found St Mark’s. This place has become my home and family during the 10 months I was a resident. The profound impact from all my experiences here will stick with me as I continue onto the next chapters of my life.”