14 December 2017
Taking the big jump from feeling safe, supported and surrounded by family in a small town in Queensland to studying at the University of Melbourne, is an experience that will guide the mentoring efforts of the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.
29 November 2017
Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson is on a journey to demonstrate the value of blood-based circulating tumour DNA testing in better treating and monitoring cancer patients. It’s a journey which started as part of her NHMRC/Menzies Fellowship in Cambridge and has just been given a major boost with the CSL Centenary Fellowship.
27 November 2017
Leo Ng from Marist College in Canberra has taken out the National History Challenge special category ‘Sir Robert Menzies and today’s Australia’ with an excellent essay addressing the question ‘Did Sir Robert Menzies contribute to a better world?’.
20 November 2017
From coffee with an ex-PM, to dinner at the House of Lords and a deep dive into legal theory at Oxford, it’s a cracking pace of life for a Menzies Scholar in the UK – and Nathan Van Wees is loving it.
1 November 2017
Dr Carina Dennis has taken her evidence and research capabilities honed as a medical scientist, combined them with her communication skills as a journalist and editor, and is now using them to full effect in her third career as a teacher.
12 October 2017
As part of the latest group of Menzies Scholars to arrive in the UK, Olsen has started his MBA at the London Business School (LBS) and says from orientation week on it has been nothing short of amazing.
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) from all sectors and systems who have the capacity to revolutionise student learning
- continued investment in international law specialists who can help shape Australia’s response to increasingly complex global issues.