The Selection Committee is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and by the Harvard Club of Australia and the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation, and comprises representatives from each. Its membership broadly reflects all fields of academic endeavour. The Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarships to Harvard are Australia’s most prestigious national awards for postgraduate study in the United States. Inaugurated in 1967 by prominent Australian alumni of Harvard to honour the Australian statesman and former Prime Minister, the Menzies Scholarship grants at least one annual award 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. In 2012, the Selection Committee awarded three Menzies Scholarships valued at US$60,000 each.
-Be an Australian citizen, or have permanent resident status, and normally reside in Australia -Intend to return to Australia after completing your studies or to directly represent Australia overseas -Have not commenced or previously undertaken a postgraduate degree course at a United States university; and -You must not have accepted another major scholarship (such as a Knox, Fulbright or Monash Award).
– You must also have applied to the Harvard graduate school of your choice, and either been accepted or be confident about meeting its admission requirements and deadlines.