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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.
The first Sir Robert Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow, Michelle Kerrin, knows it's a big deal to have an Aboriginal cultural background because for much of her life it was the missing piece of the puzzle.
This year's Menzies Centenary Prize-winner, Andrew King, had a special medal presentation when he went back to visit his old school last week and give the students of Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) a taste of life at Mannix College at Monash University.
An exploration of Sir Robert Menzies' role in the Maralinga nuclear tests has won young Biruk Kahsay from St Monica's Catholic Primary School in Footscray, Melbourne, the Menzies special category prize in the National History Challenge.
Training programs to help physiotherapists and other health professionals support adults with disabilities identify and participate in sporting activities, will be boosted by a Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant.
The death of his brother's team mate on the soccer field led Professor Jamie Vandenberg, Menzies Scholar and Deputy Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre in Sydney, to think about how he could combine his professional expertise and his passion to help players stay active in soccer for longer.
A program which provides support to young people who live with a parent with mental illness will benefit from the Inaugural Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grants, awarded in Sydney this week.
Immersion in subjects examining the crossover between politics, administrative and constitutional law, along with a unique experience working for the UNHCR, have inspired 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Scholarship in Law recipient, Nathan Van Wees, to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford.