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 2nd year of a Bachelor of Medicine degree in the Faculty of Health & Medicine.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by successful progress in 1st year B Medicine courses.
  • Demonstrate that your ability to study is affected, or will be affected, by financial hardship or other educational disadvantage.
  • Be female
  • 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.

The scholarship currently provides a benefit of $5,000 to be paid as a lump sum following Semester 1 census date.


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

  • Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details


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