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Sir Robert was a strong and confident leader who showed compassion and loyalty, strived for excellence in all things and displayed true community spirit.

The Menzies Foundation inspires and nurtures Australia’s future leaders. We look for students who will represent the Menzies ethos of being the best you can be, no matter where you start: taking risks, inspiring others and being willing to work hard. These leaders can be in a number of fields – allied health and medical research, law and engineering.

Our outstanding alumni boasts world leaders in areas such as heart, allergy, bone, cancer and autism research, senior members of the judiciary and legal profession, polar and climate change experts, the founders of successful social enterprises, leading academics at national and international universities, ethics experts and leading voices in economics and public policy. And that’s just a taste of what our scholars achieve.

The story of what the Menzies Foundation has helped them achieve is best told by our scholars.

Why a Menzies scholarship?

  • Enjoy the benefits of one of Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate scholarships
  • Join an alumni of world leading professionals
  • Take your postgraduate study to the next level with study or research overseas or at one of Australia’s leading universities
  • Open doors to a wide network of influencers involved with the Menzies Foundation.

The Menzies Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences – is open to graduates of the health sciences who have enrolled for a PhD in an Australian University and who have completed the first stage of their doctoral program. The scholarship is valued at $40,000 per year for up to two years.

The Menzies Scholarship in Engineering – for the best and brightest engineers who are looking to do further postgraduate study overseas. To be eligible, applicants must hold a first class honours degree or a Master of Engineering with a distinction average and be planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their study. The scholarship is valued at up to $75,000 per year.

The Menzies Scholarship in Law – is for post-graduate courses of study at UK universities, principally Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. Applications for other UK universities will be received and treated on merit. The scholarship is valued at up to $75,000 per year.

The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law – is for postgraduate courses of study in international law at a prestigious overseas university. Applicants are encouraged to consider undertaking a course of study at a university in Asia. The scholarship is valued at up to $75,000 per year.

The NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship – awarded in partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council, the fellowship supports postdoctoral medical research for two years overseas and two years in Australia. The Fellowship provides opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to Australian health.

The RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University – for students who have gained admission to a Harvard graduate school and intend to make a significant contribution to Australia’s development after their studies. The scholarship is awarded in partnership with The Harvard Club of Australia, The Menzies Foundation and The Australian National University. The scholarship is administered by the ANU for postgraduate study in the United States.

About Scholarships

Sarah Hardy, Menzies Foundation CEO explains ScholarshipsSee the Menzies Foundation CEO, Ms Sarah Hardy explain our scholarships at the Prestigious Scholarships Information Night held at Melbourne University on 15 May 2014. 
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How to Apply

How to applyTo be considered for a Menzies Scholarship, you must submit a completed Application Form. The due date for an application will vary according to the specific Scholarship concerned. 
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