Lissie Rathbone Scholarship - University of Canterbury

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 August 2021

15 Aug 2020

Length of award

for three years.

Number of awards offered

One or more

Purpose of award

The scholarship supports undergraduate students of English or History at the University of Canterbury.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be under 19 years of age on 1 December of the year before the year of application.
Applicants must be resident within the territory of the Canterbury Regional Council for all of the year preceding the year of tenure of the scholarship.
Applicants must have completed, or be completing, a university entrance qualification and must have studied at secondary level in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior).
The scholarship is tenable for up to three years, by students enrolled full-time or part-time at the University in a programme for degree with a major in either English or History.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The qualification in which the award shall be made shall be NCEA level 3 or 4 or equivalent university entrance qualifications, for English and History.

How do students apply?

The online application system will begin accepting applications approximately eight weeks before the advertised closing date.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Each scholarship shall be awarded upon examination for excellence in the subjects of English and History,provided that the Council shall not be bound to award the scholarship to the candidate solely on quality of achievement in such subjects but may in its discretion take into account the financial circumstances of the
scholar, his or her parents, or guardians.

Decision makers

Election to the scholarships shall be made by the Council of the University of Canterbury.

History or background of award

The Lissie Rathbone Scholarships were established in 1925 by the trustees of the late Lissie Rathbone, who bequeathed one half of her residuary Estate for such charitable, educational or religious objects as the trustees should select.

Additional information

No candidate shall be awarded a scholarship whose overall quality of achievement in the qualification does not significantly exceed the minimum requirement for university

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

The Scholarships Office
University of Canterbury
Level 3, Registry, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3 366 7001


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in August 2020.