At the heart of the Menzies Foundation are our scholars.
Each year the Menzies Foundation offers seven prestigious scholarships; five postgraduate scholarships are awarded in allied health sciences research, engineering, medicine, law and international law. A further two tertiary scholarships are offered to rural secondary school students to go to Ormond College at The University of Melbourne. Individuals wanting to improve Australian civil society are given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study at leading universities in Australia and overseas.
Menzies scholars have become inspirational academics, judges, policy-makers and education advocates; their world-class research has helped cure illness and disease.
Snapshot – A few Menzies Scholars
Prof Matthew Kiernan – The University of Sydney Bushell Chair of Neurology
Prof Paul Hodges – University of Queensland, Head of Neuroscience
Prof Simon Maddocks – Charles Darwin University Vice Chancellor
Justice Andrew Beech – Western Australia Supreme Court Justice
Prof Robyn O'Hehir – First Professor of Allergy in Australia
Justice Susan Kenny – Australian Federal Court Judge
Current Menzies Scholars
Bernadette Brady - 2017 Menzies Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences
Olsen Garland - 2017 Menzies Scholarship in Engineering
Joel Gilbourd - 2016 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law
Emily Rumble 2016 Menzies Scholarship in Law
Alexis Whitton - 2016 NHMRC/ R G Menzies Fellowship
Nick Gattas - 2016 Menzies Scholarships to Harvard
Sibella Matthews - 2016 Menzies Scholarships to Harvard
Menzies Memorial Scholars Association
All past Menzies Scholarship and Fellowship recipients are invited to become members of the Menzies Memorial Scholars Association.
The Association's activities include: a seminar style forum featuring presentations by scholars; the Annual General Meeting followed by a reception attended by Scholars, Board members and supporters of the Menzies Foundation; joint funding with the Menzies Foundation for the Menzies Centenary Prize, Dimboola; and the MMSA Newsletter, the "Menzies Brief".
The MMSA President and Secretary serve as Directors of the Menzies Foundation thereby making a direct and important contribution to the work of the Foundation.