Gloria Blake

Class of: 2008
School: One Tree Hill College
Scholarship Partner: Auckland DHB Charitable Trust


At the time that Gloria was selected for an A+ Trust First Foundation Scholarship, she was an active member of One Tree College - including being their Deputy Head Girl in 2009. Gloria stood out as an all-rounder, being involved with a range of sports, Fijian cultural dance and other performance groups, while keeping up to date with her studies. With natural leadership qualities, Gloria stood out as an excellent role model for her family and peers.

Gloria is the first in her family to further her education with tertiary studies and complete at degree at University. Her keen interest in Netball and her love of Sport and Biology guided her towards studying for a degree in Sport and Recreation at AUT which she completed in 2014 with a double major in Sport and Exercise Science and Nutrition and Physical Activity.  Whilst at university Gloria modelled, came first in the Miss Earth NZ 2012 competition and worked as part time coordinator for the Maori Health organisation, Te Hononga o Tamaki me Hoturoa.
Gloria icompleted a post graduate Diploma in Public Health whilst working as a flight attendant and actress. She is currently working at  Auckland University of Technology as a Reasearch / Teaching Assistant