Menzies scholarship open for leading engineers

16 June 2015:

Menzies Engineering scholarship opensThe 2016 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering, valued at up to $75,000 per year, is now open for applications.

The Menzies Foundation is looking for outstanding engineers who are shaping up to be the next generation of leaders and looking to do further postgraduate study overseas.

The scholarship is for one, two or three years at an outstanding overseas university to complete postgraduate study in engineering.

To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens and hold a 1st class honours degree, or a Master of Engineering with a distinction average and be planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their study.

Candidates should not only display academic excellence but also demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and a commitment to and interest in community service.

Applications are now open and close on 31 July 2015

The funds are to meet compulsory university fees and contribute towards the cost of books, equipment, living and travel.

In addition, the successful applicant will be eligible to apply for an annual $5,000 symposium grant, which can be used for sponsorship of a named lecture, conference session, symposium, presentation or workshop at which a Menzies Scholar or Fellow is presenting their research.

Last year the Menzies Foundation awarded two scholarships in engineering.

You can see last year’s winners, Anna Gould and Quan Lau, online at: