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Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarships

Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies was a strong and confident leader who showed compassion and loyalty, strived for excellence in all things and displayed true community spirit.

The Menzies Foundation inspires and nurtures Australia’s future leaders. We look for students who will represent the Menzies ethos of being the best you can be, no matter where you start: taking risks, inspiring others and being willing to work hard. These leaders can be in a number of fields – allied health and medical research, law, and engineering.

Our outstanding alumni boasts leaders in areas such as heart, allergy, bone, cancer and autism research, senior members of the judiciary and legal profession, polar and climate change experts, the founders of successful social enterprises, leading academics at national and international universities, ethics experts and leading voices in economics and public policy. And that’s just a taste of what our scholars achieve.

You can find out more about our range of scholarships, their benefits, supporters and about our alumni on our scholarships page:

While each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria, all applicants for Menzies Foundation scholarships must:

  • be Australian citizens or have permanent residency status at the time of application; and
  • have academic transcripts showing successful completion and conferral of a relevant degree.

Before you apply

Please make sure you visit our website and carefully read the Frequently Asked Questions and prospectus including eligibility criteria. If you have already done this then you may create an account and complete your application. If you have any questions please contact

Allied Health Sciences

Applications open in May each year and close on 30 June.


Applications open in June each year and close on 31 July.

Law and International Law

Applications open in July each year and close on 31 August.