When the Menzies Foundation awards Menzies scholarships, not only do potential scholars demonstrate qualities Sir Robert Menzies held in high esteem, such as leadership and academic excellence, but also an interest and experience in the service of others.
The Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grants enable our scholars to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to a community organisation with which they have an existing relationship.
There are up to five grants available each year: four grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) and one grant of up to $10,000 (ex GST). Grant applications come from the Menzies Scholars themselves.
The grants not only identify and foster the leadership qualities of our alumni, but also support Australian community organisations which demonstrate a passion and vision for leadership, through the delivery of their community-based initiatives.
The Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant recipients are:
Heartbeat of Football nominated by 1989 Menzies Scholar in Medicine Professor Jamie Vandenberg.
With the funding from the Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant, Heartbeat of Football will initiate a program of health checks for mature aged football players at football grounds. Read more.
Satellite Foundation nominated by 2004 Menzies Research Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences, Dr Kerry Proctor.
With the funding from the Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant, the Satellite Foundation will run a 12 month program called SELFies (Satellite Engaged Leaders of the Future leadership and mentoring program) for 8 young people who live with a parent with a mental illness. Read more.
Disability Sports Australia nominated by 2005 Menzies Research Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences, Dr Leanne Hassett.
With the funding from the Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant, training courses will be run for physiotherapists and other health professionals working with adults with physical disabilities. They will also develop resources to help health professionals determine appropriate sporting opportunities for their clients. Read more.
Content updated November 2016