Applications closed
Amount

$5,000

Number available

2

Closing date

10 March 2017

Scholarship details

Donor

Trustee for Valasi Bleazard

Establishment

This scholarship is in memory of Miss Valasi Bleazard, late of Lorn in Maitland, who died at the age of 90 at Faleula Methodist Campus in Western Samoa. She was born at Satupaitea in Western Samoa to Methodist Missionaries, hence her princess Christian name. During her adulthood here she had been a teacher of the Piano. Being born in Western Samoa, she was laid to rest in befitting manner at Vaega Satupaitea. This scholarship is to assist a second year female student studying at the University of Newcastle's Conservatorium of Music.

Applicable to: Women, Music, Second 2nd Year.


Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in 2nd year of a Bachelor of Music or combined degree including Bachelor of Music.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate that you are affected by educational disadvantage, such as carer or sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Be female
  • Have demonstrated a high standard during performance either at entry audition or at interview for shortlisted applicants.
  • Not have previously completed a degree.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A written statement (approx 1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievement to date, experience of educational disadvantage, and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
  • Optional: any documents supporting your claims, such as your CV, evidence of achievements, centrelink income statement, health care card. Please limit to just a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only.

Benefit

Two (2) scholarships will be offered. Each scholarship provides a benefit of $5,000 per annum to be paid in one lump sum payment after the relevant semester census date.


Selection

Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.


Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts


Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au