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Scholarships

Discover our scholarships. Entrance awards, competitive scholarships and bursaries are available.

First and Second Year Students

St. Mark's undergraduate students are eligible for the same pool of scholarship awards as Corpus Christi College. View scholarships

Third and Fourth Year Students

Third Year

No application required. Based on final average of 54 credits as determined by the College. – Students must have a minimum of 54 credits overall to be considered.
Principal's Award, 3.75+ GPA, up to $1000.00*
Dean's Award, 3.25-3.74 GPA, up to $750.00*
Scholastic Excellence Award, 3.0-3.24 GPA, up to $500.00*
* Total amount depends on other scholarships awarded



Blessed Marie Blondin Scholarship

In keeping with the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Ann, this award is intended to provide financial assistance to a deserving laywoman pursuing education for service in the Catholic Church through various kinds of ministries such as: religious education, pastoral work, liturgy, social justice and social action. Interested applicants pursuing programs promoting healing, holistic living, healthy lifestyle and employment training are also eligible to apply. Candidate must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship Amount

$1000.00

Application

Interested applicants must submit the following:

1. An essay of at least 250 words describing your interest and experience in service in the Catholic Church and/ or your interest and experience in promoting healing, holistic living, healthy lifestyle and employment training.

2. A reference letter from a supervisor or community leader confirming your participation in service in the Catholic Church and/ or your experience in promoting healing, holistic living, healthy lifestyle and employment training. This referee must submit a confidential reference letter to the College via email at [email protected].


Deadline

The deadline for applications is April 30.

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Jack Herb Award for Special Education

For a Third Year Education student with interest in Special Education or Learning Resource Teaching. Applicant must have prior volunteer or work experience working with children, youth, or adults with special needs and committed to advancing a sense of Christian purpose and vision in changing the world.

Scholarship Amount

$1000.00

Application

An essay of at least 250 words describing your interest in Special Education or Learning Resource teaching. Provide a detailed description of their previous volunteer or work experience with children, youth, or adults with special needs. Lastly, describe their commitment to advancing a sense of Christian purpose and vision in changing the world.

(No reference required)

Deadline

The deadline for applications is April 30.
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The Father Gerald (Gerry) McGuigan, CSB Award at St. Mark’s College

In keeping with the legacy of Fr. Gerald McGuigan, a former teacher at St. Mark’s College, this award will be given to a 2nd-, 3rd- or 4th-year student enrolled in the St. Mark’s Theology and Culture BA program. The ideal candidate would demonstrate commitment to Catholic faith and values and involvement in community leadership or services activities.

Scholarship Amount

$1000.00

Application

Interested applicants must submit the following:

1.    An essay of 500-700 words describing your community service and engagement in both the College community and/or your own community. The essay must describe how you have shown commitment to Catholic faith and values such as social justice, service to humanity, leadership, innovation, and teamwork.

2.    A reference letter from a faculty member at St Mark’s College/Corpus Christi College confirming your participation in Catholic service involvement. The referee must submit a confidential reference letter to the College via email at [email protected].

3.    Optional: A resume of Community Service Involvement

Deadline

The deadline for applications is April 30.
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Summer Institute

Ready to be inspired and kickstart your own learning? Take advantage of the St. Mark’s Summer Institute, where you will attend virtual classes in real-time over a three-week period and then have many weeks left in which to finish coursework at your own pace. New and returning students have the option of completing a Catholic Core course, an elective course, or both.

Courses run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July 5-23, 2021. Students have until late August to complete their coursework.

The Summer Institute offers all who are interested - including those who work in education, parish ministry, healthcare, and other professions - the opportunity to engage deeply in reflection and discussion and earn course credits, in a more intensive format than the usual three-month term.

SCRI 505: Introduction to Scripture (Fr. Nick Meisl)
Morning class, 8:30am - 12:00pm
Courses run weekdays from July 4-15, 2021.

Discover a basic introduction to Scripture for students without previous background in Scripture. This course covers both the Old and New Testaments in their own contexts, thematic parallels between them, and gives attention to how the Catholic intellectual tradition engages these textual traditions.

Afternoon class (Elective course) – More details to come

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Spotlight on student experience

"Deciding to take the Catholic Core Courses at St. Mark’s College, particularly during Covid-19, has been one of the smartest decisions of my life. At first, I felt some trepidation as I last undertook an academic course 9 years ago; however, the entire experience has been so positive and enlightening, I am delighted I did and would definitely encourage others to undertake them as well.

The learning environment is very collegial and supportive; in our classes, our contributions were always valued, not only by the professors, but also by our classmates. It is a wonderful way of learning from each other and forming new relationships. My teaching ministry will definitely be informed by my study at SMC: I am actually looking forward to sharing what I have learned with my students and colleagues. My faith life and appreciation of the liturgy has benefitted, too, from these studies on Scripture and Theology and the readings we have done in class; my choice of bedtime reading material now isn’t novels but the Bible and Apostolic Exhortations! Every Christian Education teacher should take the Catholic Core at St. Mark's College - it’s a great place to learn and grow in your faith!"

- Ann Marie McGrath, Educator
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SUMMER INSTITUTE FAQ


Is it required that I come to Vancouver for the Summer Institute courses?

No. Attending classes virtually is always an option we offer to students who live outside of Metro Vancouver.
This year, due to COVID-19, all students will be taking their Summer classes virtually through live online courses.

Synchronous, asynchronous, online, virtual, Zoom. So many new terms - how will my classes be offered?

Many people hear “online class” and think of a series of pre-recorded lectures and online interaction with no real-time interaction with a human. That’s not how our courses are offered.

Your classes will be virtual. The live online courses taking place in a digital classroom with real-time instruction and opportunities for face-to-face interaction with your professor and classmates.

Classes run on weekdays for three weeks in July on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There will be a daily live lecture and class time. There may be required readings before each class and most other coursework is completed after classes end. You will have until late August to complete papers and other coursework.

Throughout the course you will be interacting with your professor and fellow classmates.

How do I access my online courses?

St. Mark’s College uses an online learning platform through UBC called Canvas. After you have registered for the course, you will be contacted by the Registrar's Office with instructions for accessing your course materials. If you have questions, please contact Chisom Onwuli at [email protected].

Will I be able to talk to my instructor and classmates?

Yes. The course design and video software allows for two-way interaction. You will be able (even encouraged) to interact with your professor and classmates and engage in discussions.

What is the cost of taking a Summer Institute course?

The Summer Institute courses are full 3-credit courses. The tuition cost can be found on the Tuition and Fees webpage.

As many of our students previously paid tuition in person, there are also special instructions on how to pay tuition during COVID-19.

How do I get the readings and books for my courses?

The list of required textbooks can be found through the online textbook list.

Readings may be shared directly by your professor or accessed through the libraries of St. Mark’s College and UBC.

Do I qualify for admission?

We have admission categories to accommodate various backgrounds including those with no previous post-secondary education, or those who wish to take classes as “auditing students” without going through the full application process. Visit our Admission Requirements webpage for more information.

If you’d like to speak to someone about starting your studies with St. Mark’s College, email [email protected].

More Questions?

Contact Dr. Lynda Robitaille
Email: [email protected]



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