The semester II scholarship ceremony was to recognise and reward the contributions and successes of our students also saw the presentation of two new scholarships. A total of $103,000 was awarded to 39 students in the third scholarship round of the year, with a total of 45% of all College students receiving a scholarship or prize in 2017 to support their studies and accommodation costs.
The Harron Scholarship was endowed by Mr Trent Harron (St Mark’s alumnus 2005 – 2007) who was particularly active in the arts and debating during his time at College, and College Club Treasurer in 2006. Trent is supporting St Mark’s students who render service in the Australian Defence Force whilst studying at University. The recipient is Ms Holly Crothers who is in her second year studying a Bachelor of International Studies at the University of Adelaide and is an Officer Cadet in the ADF.
The second inaugural scholarship, awarded to Ms Chervil Lee in her first year of a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of South Australia, is the Grocke Industry Research and Design Grant. Endowed by Mr Craig Grocke (St Mark’s alumnus 1989 – 1991), the Grant provides financial assistance to a St Mark’s student to support the cost of design materials, research or study tour as part of their course of study or academic research in Architecture, Urban Design, Urban and Regional Planning, Interior Design, Industrial Design or Landscape Architecture. On presentation of the Grant, the Master said, “this scholarship was set up to inspire and enable students to seize opportunities to stretch themselves further by providing financial assistance”.
The 2017 Lewis Scholarship recipients were Ms Jessica Robinson, Ms Mary Seagrim and Mr Ben Massey, all of whom have contributed significantly to the College. In presenting the awards, the Master said, “it is particularly fitting that the scholarship that Bob and Betty Lewis endowed continues beyond their physical influence in the College, which extends to three generations of South Australia’s leaders.” Mary has been the 2017 President of the College Club and maintained strong academic results whilst leading her Committee through a successful year. She will soon hand over the reins to Ben Massey as incoming President. Ben has performed at state level for hockey and was the 2016 Sports Secretary and 2017 General Committee (Sponsorships Officer). Jess has demonstrated the hallmarks of a leader, supporting all students and activities and holding the position of 2017 Lion Editor and Marksenfeast Art Show Curator.
On behalf of the recipients, the Master thanked donors, some of whom were able to attend on the night, for their generosity and ongoing support of St Mark’s students. Scholarships can change lives and Mr Harron’s reflection was testament to this. Our students are grateful for the opportunities to attend College and involve themselves in the academic, sporting, cultural and social aspects of a St Mark’s education.
Congratulations to all students who were awarded scholarships and prizes in 2017.
|Alumni Scholarships||Cassandra Glover|
|The Margaret Beith Scholarship||Erin Widdison|
|The Margaret Tothill Scholarship||Sarah Hayman|
|The Harold Fisher Scholarship||Ryan Morrow|
|The Lewis Scholarship||Mary Seagrim|
|The Don Laidlaw Prize||Brayden Jenke|
|The Jeremy and Timothy Pascoe Scholarship||Alex Makarowsky|
|The Lendon Scholarship||Alasdair Leslie|
|The LeMessurier Scholarship||Hamish Storey|
|The Programmed Scholarship||Fraser White|
|The Gavin Walkley Scholarship||Lachlan McLeod|
|The Sir Ronald Fisher Medal||Ryan Burley|
|J M Boully Scholarship||Claire McClintock|
|DL & ME Pank Scholarship|
|The Women of St Mark’s Scholarship||Romina Gilardi|
|The Sholto Douglas Memorial Scholarship||Carmelo Macri|
|The P & B Greenland Scholarship||Ryan Casey|
|The Harron Scholarship||Holly Crothers|
|The Grocke Industry Research and Design Grant||Chang Lee|
|Sir Keith Angas Essay Prize||Alex Makarowsky|