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The Menzies Foundation has provided a number of scholarships to support future leaders with a commitment to making Australia a better place to live.

Over a period of four decades, the following scholarships supported more than 250 of the best and brightest Australians to progress their studies and research in universities around the world, in fields ranging from law and engineering to medicine and allied health. We also supported young school leavers from regional areas to live and study at university. These scholarship programs closed in 2017.

We thank our partners who contributed to many of these scholarships. We also thank our alumni who worked hard to build their leadership capacity and make a difference.

Menzies Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences

This scholarship was open to graduates in health sciences who had enrolled in a PhD at an Australian university and completed the first stage of their doctoral program. The scholarship was valued at up to $40,000 per year for two years.

Menzies Scholarship in Engineering

This scholarship supported Australians who had a first class honours degree or a Master of Engineering with a distinction average to do further postgraduate study overseas. Only those planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their studies were eligible. The scholarship was valued at up to $75,000 per year.

Menzies Scholarship in Law

This scholarship supported postgraduate study at UK universities, namely Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. The scholarship was valued at up to $75,000 per year.

NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship

Awarded in partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council, this Fellowship supported postdoctoral medical research for two years overseas and two years in Australia. The Fellowship provided opportunities for Australians to undertake research that was considered of major importance in its field and of great benefit to Australian health.

RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University

This scholarship was provided to students who had gained admission to a Harvard graduate school and aimed to make a significant contribution to Austalia's development after their studies. The scholarship was awarded in partnership with the Harvard Club of Australia and the Australian National University. 

Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarships

This scholarship provided financial support to secondary students from the rural Wimmera region in Victoria to study at the University of Melbourne. The Menzies Foundation partnered with the Fielding Foundation and Ormond College to offer full scholarships to two students who would otherwise have been unable to attend university.