About the scholarships:
The Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarships The Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarships provide financial support to secondary students from the rural Wimmera region in North West Victoria. The scholarships enable the successful students to realise their ambition to study at the University of Melbourne.
The Menzies Foundation, Fielding Foundation and Ormond College have partnered to offer a unique and prestigious scholarship opportunity for two students, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to study at the University of Melbourne and live on campus in Melbourne.
About the partners:
The Fielding Foundation was established in 2005 and funds education scholarships to assist financially disadvantaged students with secondary schooling and graduate education. The Fielding Foundation is contributing towards each three-year scholarship commencing between 2016 and 2018.
The Menzies Foundation was established in 1979 to perpetuate the 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 200 prestigious scholarships over 35 years to bright and inspiring young Australians. It was Sir Robert’s early start in life and education, coupled with his extensive experience in public life, which underpins the philosophy of the Menzies Foundation’s work. Sir Robert was a strong believer in the transformative power of educational opportunity.
Ormond College is the largest residential college at the University of Melbourne with around 430 residents including 380 undergraduate and 50 graduate residents.
The college prides itself on encouraging academic excellence, diversity and leadership. Ormond has a strong tradition of helping rural and regional students make the best possible transition to the University of Melbourne. In addition to assisting with the application and selection process, Ormond College is contributing to the remaining residency cost for each of the Fielding Menzies scholarship recipients.
The 2016 scholarships have been awarded to:
Sienna Amarant from Stawell Secondary College:
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.
Ashleigh Miller from Horsham Secondary College:
A passion for maths and science coupled with a craving for creativity have steered Ashleigh Miller towards an architecture degree.