Opened in 1872, Trinity College was established as an affiliated residential college of the University of Melbourne, as well as a place to prepare theological candidates for ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia. The College has significantly expanded since then and today consists of three divisions: the Pathways School, the Residential College and the Theological School.
Old Boy Alexander Whittle (2015) is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Communications at the university and is on a residential scholarship at Trinity that was established by fellow Old Boy Dr David Jackson (1930). David, an undergraduate of the college from 1932 to 1937, established the Trinity College David Jackson Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a resident of Trinity College who is also an Old Boy of Churchie and covers up to 50 per cent of residential fees. As a recipient of this scholarship at Trinity for the last 3 years, Alexander can testify to the profound impact residence at Trinity has had on his university experience and academic achievement, not to mention the interstate study affordability.
“My experience at Trinity has been wholly positive. It was an instant help meeting people when I arrived from interstate and I now have exceptionally lovely and talented friends from all over Australia and the world. I’ve had constant academic and social support through university.” Alexander has immersed himself in other areas of university and college life: working at Trinity in the Warden’s office; working as an intern at Ingersoll Consulting; as the Business Manager of the Tiger Tones, Trinity’s male a capella group and last year managed their tour of the U.K. and Ireland; as the Secretary of Trinity’s vintner ‘The Wine Cellar’; and playing, albeit very poorly he considers, on its All Stars AFL team each year. Now in his final year at University of Melbourne, Alexander is looking to pursue a career in Public/Corporate Affairs.
Trinity College are offering a massively extended full scholarship program for new residential students starting in January 2020. Alexander urges any current year 12s, particularly sons of Old Boys, to apply and looks forward to seeing more Churchie boys “set up tent” at Trinity. Please click here for more details. Don’t delay with your submission as applications close on Friday 19 July 2019.