Lissie Rathbone Scholarship - University of Canterbury
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Closing dates for applications
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.