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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.

What comes after a PhD?

27 July 2017

Teresa Brown 2The journey through a PhD is often about much more than just research. Being flexible, having patience and persistence, and the ability to work independently while managing research and clinical work were all a part of the challenge for 2015 Allied Health Scholar Teresa Brown who recently submitted her final thesis for review.

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.

Can history help make a better world?

21 March 2017

2016 NHC winner in the Sir Robert Menzies Special Category, Birak Khasay of MelbourneThe 2017 National History Challenge is open for school registrations.

The Menzies Foundation is sponsoring a special category in the National History Challenge for 2017, with primary school students encouraged to expand their knowledge of Sir Robert Menzies by answering the question ‘How successful was Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister in helping to create a better world in modern Australia?’

A big ambition for first in family

3 March 2017

Sienna Amarant Driven by a passion for human rights and international politics, Sienna Amarant will be the first person in her family to attend university and will undertake a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Study thanks to the support of a Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.