Alison MacGibbon Fund

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2022

Applications may be considered at other times in special circumstances.

Length of award

1 Year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

To assist students who would not otherwise be able to continue with university studies.

Selection criteria

The fund shall be for the purpose of assisting students to commence or to continue their studies at the University of Canterbury, who would otherwise by reason of their financial circumstances be unable to do so or be seriously handicapped in doing so.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Grants will not normally exceed $300

How do students apply?

Applications for awards from the fund should be made to the Registrar no later than 5.00 p.m. on 31 March; but applications may be considered at other times when the circumstances justify special consideration.

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
Scholarship Details

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Applicants are notified by letter of success, or otherwise, within 6-8 weeks of the closing date.

Decision makers

Awards from the fund shall be made by the Council on the recommendation of the Academic Board.

History or background of award

This fund was instituted in 1974 by Mrs A MacGibbon in memory of her husband, William Smith MacGibbon.

Additional information

All applications for awards from the fund must be accompanied by a statement of the financial position of the applicant.

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 April 2020.