3. Congratulations to Dr Vinay Menon
, Rhodes Scholarship Recipient
25-year-old Dr Vinay Menon
has been recently awarded one of the three Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford University
in the United Kingdom.
The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students from diverse countries.
Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world and aim to nurture leaders for the world's future who are committed to service, and to promote international understanding and peace.
Vinay is a resident doctor at Royal Perth Hospital.
He has a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery with Honours and a Bachelor of Medical Science with 1st class honours in Paediatrics from the University of Western Australia.
has received the WA Youth Citizen of the Year award (2008)
and the National Young People's Human Rights Medal (2009) for his
He was the co-founder and volunteer leader of the Red Cross 'World Aware' program for young refugees, and has volunteered with Indigenous children in WA and the Northern Territory.
served for two
years as the elected national youth leader of Australian Red Cross
has volunteered at a refugee camp in Tanzania, with leprosy patients and HIV orphans in India, and in a youth health project in Turkey.
was the valedictorian speaker at his
UWA medical school graduation.
was also selected for the prestigious Sir John Monash Scholarship for postgraduate studies.
The Malayalee Association of WA
congratulates Dr Vinay Menon
will be exemplar for other young members of our community.