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All expectations exceeded

19 April 2017

Sibella Matthews NewHampshire webFrom campaigning for Hilary Clinton to tutoring in a local correctional facility, Harvard Menzies Scholar Sibella Matthews, is making the most of every minute on her scholarship in Boston and so far it has exceeded all of her expectations.

The Menzies Foundation

Established in 1979 to perpetuate the education legacy of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, the Menzies Foundation has a vision to inspire and nurture Australia’s future leaders.

As a national, non-profit organisation, the Foundation has awarded more than 220 prestigious scholarships  to bright and inspiring young Australians. It has also invested over $9 million in four health and medical research institutes and supported a range of other legacy activities in line with Sir Robert’s passions.

From 2018, the Menzies Foundation will continue to invest in visionary and inspirational Australian leaders, focusing on three key areas:

  • new investment to identify and support the development of entrepreneurial leaders to harness and exploit new opportunities from innovation in science and technology
  • new investment in school-based education leaders (eg: principals) who have the capacity to revolutionise student learning, particularly to benefit rural and remote or disadvantaged public schools
  • continued investment in international law specialists who can help shape Australia’s response to increasingly complex global issues.