• Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson
  • Olsen powers up and plugs in
  • The Menzies Foundation refines its priorities in lead up to 40th year
  • Serena awarded Indigenous Mentoring Fellowship
  • Sir Ninian Stephen Vale
  • Scholars granted over $10 million by NHMRC
  • Newly awarded CSL Centenary Fellow, Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson
  • Olsen Garland with fellow MBA students at London Business School
  • The Menzies Foundation refines its priorities in lead up to 40th year
  • Proud Mamu Waribarra woman, Serena Thompson, the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow
  • The Menzies Foundation has paid tribute to its former Chairman, Sir Ninian Stephen
  • Dr Si Ming Man was one of several Menzies alumni to receive a 2017 fellowship or grant from the NHMRC

Serena takes her leadership to the next level

14 December 2017

Serena Thompson2 supplied2017 webTaking 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.

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.

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.

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.