Alabaster Scholarship


Austin Henry Alabaster, Esq, who died in 1920, bequested to the University of Canterbury an endowment for scholarships in classical literature in memory of his father, the Reverend Charles Alabaster.

Two scholarships are offered annually to matriculated and undergraduate students of the University of Canterbury or, under special conditions, a scholarship may be offered to a graduate.

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
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Two scholarships, tenable for one year, shall be offered for competition every year to students in undergraduate Greek and Latin courses.

Candidates for the scholarships will be required to sit a written examination and submit an essay.

Candidates may offer either Latin or Greek or both; but a general knowledge of both Greek and Roman history and literature will be required.

1 year
Closing Dates
01 Oct 2020

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. Undergraduate. Classics. 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.