Valasi Bleazard Memorial Scholarship in Medicine

Amount$5000Number Available2FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorTrustee of the Valasi Bleazard Estate

This scholarship is in the 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.

She left a bequest in her will to fund this scholarship in her name: the Valasi Bleazard Memorial Scholarship.

Applicable to: Medicine, Joint Medical Program, JMP, female, women, woman, International, Second Year, 2nd Year, Public Health, high achievers.


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

  • Be enrolled in the second year of the Bachelor of Medicine program
  • Be female
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • 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 outlining your career aspirations (maximum half an A4 page)


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 of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • Academic Merit (GPA; ATAR)
  • Assessment of Written Statement

The selection process will involve a selection committee comprised of:

  • Head of School and/or
  • Senior Academics from the School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759