The Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard

The Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard is Australia's most prestigious national award for postgraduate study in the United States. Inaugurated in 1967 by prominent Australian alumni of Harvard to honour the Australian statesman and longest-serving Prime Minister, the Menzies Scholarship grants at least two annual awards to talented Australians who have gained admission to a Harvard graduate school.

The ideal candidates for the Scholarship are Australians whose primary objective, after completing their studies at Harvard, is to make a significant contribution to this country's development.

Awarded in partnership with The Harvard Club of Australia and the Australian National University, the scholarship is administered by the ANU for postgraduate study at Harvard University in the United States.

Scholarships have been awarded to over 88 scholars since 1967.

The Selection Committee may award up to two Menzies scholarships valued at up to US$60,000 each. An additional Menzies Scholarships valued at US$60,000 may be offered at the discretion of HCA Philanthropy Pty Ltd - 'MBA Class of 1970', for study at the Harvard Business School.

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