At the heart of the Menzies Foundation are our scholars.
Each year the Menzies Foundation offers seven prestigious scholarships; five postgraduate scholarships are awarded in allied health sciences research, engineering, medicine, law and international law. A further two tertiary scholarships are offered to rural secondary school students to go to Ormond College at The University of Melbourne. Individuals wanting to improve Australian civil society are given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study at leading universities in Australia and overseas.
Menzies scholars have become inspirational academics, judges, policy-makers and education advocates; their world-class research has helped cure illness and disease.
Snapshot – A few Menzies Scholars
Prof Matthew Kiernan – The University of Sydney Bushell Chair of Neurology
Prof Paul Hodges – University of Queensland, Head of Neuroscience
Prof Simon Maddocks – Charles Darwin University Vice Chancellor
Justice Andrew Beech – Western Australia Supreme Court Justice
Prof Robyn O'Hehir – First Professor of Allergy in Australia
Justice Susan Kenny – Australian Federal Court Judge
Current Menzies Scholars
Bernadette Brady - 2017 Menzies Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences
Olsen Garland - 2017 Menzies Scholarship in Engineering
Lyndon Goddard - 2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law
Nathan van Wees 2017 Menzies Scholarship in Law
Dr Kevin Man - 2017 NHMRC/ R G Menzies Fellowship
Menzies Memorial Scholars Association
All past Menzies Scholarship and Fellowship recipients are invited to become members of the Menzies Memorial Scholars Association.
The Association's activities include: a seminar style forum featuring presentations by scholars; the Annual General Meeting followed by a reception attended by Scholars, Board members and supporters of the Menzies Foundation; joint funding with the Menzies Foundation for the Menzies Centenary Prize, Dimboola; and the MMSA Newsletter, the "Menzies Brief".
The MMSA President and Secretary serve as Directors of the Menzies Foundation thereby making a direct and important contribution to the work of the Foundation.