Lissie Rathbone Scholarship


The scholarship supports undergraduate students of English or History at the University of Canterbury. It was established in 1925 at Canterbury University College by the trustees of the estate of Lissie Rathbone, who had bequeathed one half of her residuary estate for such charitable, educational, or religious objects as the trustees should select. The trustees established similar scholarships at the other colleges of the University of New Zealand.

Applications for scholarships for those joining UC in 2019 have now closed. Applications for those intending to start studies in 2020 will open in June 2019.


Applicants must be under 19 years of age on 1 December of the year before the year of application. They 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 by students enrolled full-time or part-time at the University in a programme for degree with a major in either English or History.

$2,000 per annum
3 years
Closing Dates
15 Aug 2019

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. Prospective Students. Undergraduate. English. History.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.