July 14, 2013

Alabaster Scholarships for International Undergraduate students

Alabaster Scholarships at University of Canterbury

Course(s) Offered: Classics, History
Course Level: Undergraduate (sometimes Postgraduate)
Provider: University of Canterbury
Country to Study in: New Zealand

Scholarship Description
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 Charles and Austin Henry Alabaster Scholarships, tenable for one year, shall be offered for competition every year to students in undergraduate Greek and Latin courses. The scholarships are offered annually to matriculated students of the University of Canterbury.

The scholarships shall be open to any matriculated and undergraduate student of the university; under special conditions, however, at the discretion of the Academic Board, a scholarship may be awarded to a graduate.

The scholarships shall not be held concurrently with a University Senior Scholarship.

Candidates for the scholarships shall be assessed for linguistic ability in their end-of-year examinations and shall submit an essay within three weeks after the examinations. Candidates may offer either Latin or Greek or both; but a general knowledge of both Greek and Roman history and literature will be required.

The holder of a scholarship shall pursue a course of study which meets with the approval of the Academic Board.

Selection criteria:
Election to the scholarships shall be made by the University Council after considering the recommendation of the Academic Board.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (i.e. both Domestic and International Students)

Participating Institutions
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Fields of study
Eligible subjects are Classics (classical literature, Greek and Latin) AND History

Number of awards
Two (2) scholarships are offered annually to undergraduate students or, under special conditions, a scholarship may be offered to a graduate. However, for the 2013 session, only one scholarship will be available.

Sponsorship duration
Award tenure is for one (1) year. The tenure of a scholarship may be terminated at any time by the Council, if it receives from the Academic Board an unfavorable report on the conduct or progress of a scholar.

Scholarship benefits
The current value of the scholarships is $2,250 per annum.

Method of Application
The Alabaster scholarships require that you have been offered ‘admission’ into the university of Canterbury. You would need to fill in a scholarship Application Form (see official website via link below for this). However, note that application forms are only available from approximately 8 weeks ahead of the closing date.

Ensure that you meet any eligibility restrictions and only apply if you definitely match the eligibility criteria. Make sure to thoroughly read the Application Advice section pf the official website.

For more, please visit the official website via the link below.

Applications should be made to the Registrar no later than 5.00 p.m. on 1 October of any year.

If in any year should there be no candidates of sufficient merit, the surplus funds shall, after consideration of a report from the Academic Board, be applied by the Council in the best interests of the scholarship.

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.

For inquiries, contact the Scholarships Office via the any of the following:
Tel: +64 3 366 7001; ext 8964; or ext 8976
Fax: +64 3 364 2309
Email: scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

Application Deadline: 01 October 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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