Residential STEM Scholarships  ** NEW in 2025 **

Playford Trust
St Mark’s College Residential STEM Scholarships

The Playford Trust in partnership with St Mark’s College offers two scholarships for students living at St Mark’s Residential College.

The scholarships will provide financial support to high-achieving and motivated South Australian students to make the most of their studies, achieve their potential and contribute to South Australia’s knowledge, skills and research base.

Two scholarships are available to first-year students, ready to commence an undergraduate degree studying science, engineering, mathematics, or technology subjects at one of the three South Australian public universities.  The aim is to help students overcome the practical and financial disadvantages associated with living away from home.

The successful recipient will receive accommodation at St Mark’s College to the value of $8000.

 

 

Selection Criteria

The scholarships will be awarded on academic merit with due regard for financial need, character and community contribution.

The Playford Trust will consider nominations from students enrolled at, and recommended by St Mark’s.

Applicants must be:

  • enrolled at St Mark’s and ready to commence an undergraduate degree studying science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the three South Australian public universities
  • an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent resident visa whose family base is in rural South Australia
  • intending to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia, or be likely to provide a benefit to the State
  • a high achiever, with an excellent secondary school or university academic record. Allowance can be made for practical and other disadvantages due to remoteness from Adelaide
  • of good character. Preference will be given to students who identify as indigenous and to students who display leadership potential.