• Olsen powers up and plugs in
  • The Menzies Foundation refines its priorities in lead up to 40th year
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  • Sir Ninian Stephen Vale
  • Out of the darkness
  • Olsen Garland with fellow MBA students at London Business School
  • The Menzies Foundation refines its priorities in lead up to 40th year
  • NHMRC/Menzies Fellow, Dr David Riglar, is striking a blow for scientists and researchers…
  • The Menzies Foundation has paid tribute to its former Chairman, Sir Ninian Stephen
  • MIT’s Tracy Slatyer talks about solving a fundamental scientific puzzle

Teaching exceeds Carina’s expectations

1 November 2017

Dr Carina Dennis, mixing science and teachingShe could well be the prototype for the successful modern teacher.

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.

Paying tribute to Sir Ninian Stephen

30 October 2017

Vale Sir Ninian StephenChair of the Menzies Foundation, Professor Simon Maddocks, has paid tribute to former governor-general, The Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen, who helped shaped the Foundation as its Chairman from 1992-1998.

Olsen powers up and plugs in

12 October 2017

Engineering Scholar, Olsen Garland (third from left) with his LBS study groupElectrical engineer Olsen Garland has set a cracking pace in his first few months as a Menzies Scholar.

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.

A scholar’s early encounter with Menzies

7 September 2017

A young Glenn Withers advising Paul KeatingGlenn Withers is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Australian National University and University of New South Wales and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. He was awarded his RG Menzies Scholarship to complete a PhD in Business Economics within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 1970, well before the Menzies Foundation was even contemplated.

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) 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.