Valasi Bleazard Memorial Scholarship in Music

Amount$5000Number Available2FacultyFaculty of Education and Arts
DonorTrustee for Valasi Bleazard

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.


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 your ability to study is affected, or will be affected, by financial hardship or other educational disadvantage.
  • Be female
  • Have demonstrated a high standard during performance at entry audition or at interview for shortlisted applicants.
  • Not have completed a previous 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 achievements, your experience of educational disadvantages, career aspirations in the relevant area of study, and discussion of how this scholarship would assist you.
  • 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.

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

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
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Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759