Since 1911 the Archibald Scholarship has supported UQ’s best economics students. The UQ School of Economics is building the Archibald Scholarship into the most prestigious Economics Scholarship in Asia-Pacific.

Mr Daryl Dixon, Archibald Scholar of 1961, has generously donated $50,000 to the Scholarship's endowment fund. He is delighted to help prepare the Archibald Scholarship for its next 100 years of supporting excellence in economics.

Please donate to the Archibald Scholarship Appeal. Your gift will help give UQ School of Economics students a real opportunity to fulfil their potential and excel in their studies and their careers.

The history

The Archibald Scholarship was founded in 1911 from a gift from the estate of the late Honourable John Archibald, MLC, an important figure in Queensland’s political landscape and a prominent supporter of the establishment of UQ.

The Hon. John Archibald, MLC, was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1845. In 1863 he migrated to Queensland. He rose rapidly through the business ranks of the fledgling colony of Queensland, eventually owning a large milling enterprise, becoming Mayor of Warwick and sitting on the board of a series of companies.

The Archibald family has other connections to The University of Queensland via two named walkways on the university’s St Lucia campus. Archibald Way leads to the natural amphitheatre between The University of Queensland Club and the UQ Union Building. The dedication was made following a donation made in John Archibald’s name by his daughter Eveline Robertson. A subsequent donation by Mrs Robertson for further landscaping and beautification of the UQ lakes area lead to the naming of the pathway beside the main UQ lake Robertson Walk.

Scholar honour board

Year Name
1914 Dr James Lockhart Mursell
1917 The Hon Edwin James Droughton Stanley
1918 Mr Thomas Thatcher
1921 Mr Frederick Gordon Crane
1924 Dr Ernest Gordon Biaginni
1938 Mr Laurence Christopher Healy
1939 Mr Leslie White
1941 Dr Samuel Alan Rayner
1942 Mrs Margaret Morgan Jones (nee Robinson)
1943 Associate Professor William Ronald Lane CBE
1944 Dr Keith Henry McDonald OBE
1946 Dr James William Crawford Cumes
1946 Mrs Gwenda Elaine Prewett (nee Madden)
1947 Sir Ronald Gordon Jackson AK
1948 Dr George Copeman
1949 Mr Joseph Edward Dellit
1950 Mr Geoffrey Price
1951 Miss June Perpetua McNamara
1952 Mr Thomas John Cleary
1952 Mr Lyn Kingston
1954 Mr Frederick John Smith
1955 Emeritus Professor David John Smyth
1956 Mr Eric Keith Andersen
1957 Mr Robert Vidal Wilshire
1958 Mr Carl Gregory Falt
1959 Dr Alan Leslie Lougheed
1960 Mrs Janet Richmond Hill (nee Story)
1961 Mr Daryl Albert Dixon
1962 Mr Graham Milton Madden
1963 Miss Jenifer Ann Blank
1963 Mr Geoffrey Harold Potter
1964 Mr Maurice Llewellyn Dwyer
1965 Professor Richard William Leftwich
1965 Ms Patricia Anne Harvey
1966 Dr Vincent William John FitzGerald AO
1967 Mr William John Shields
1968 Associate Professor Sandra Martin (nee Rowe)
1969 Mr James Michael Martin
1970 Mr Robert Carling
1971 Mr Douglas McGregor
1973 Mr Edward Duhs
1975 Mr Leslie Raymond Ford
1975 Professor Ian Ross Harper
1976 Mrs Panagiota Sams (nee Lazaretos)
1977 Dr John Joseph Fallon
1978 Dr Donald John Markwell
1979 Professor Ross Buckley
1980 Mr Leon Montgomery Perry
1980 Mr John Walter William Elliott
1981 Dr Anthony Costantini
1982 Mr Ralph Evan Davey
1983 Mr Bruce Fraser Donald
1984 Ms Karen Robyn Chester
1985 Mrs Pui Yim Retnam (nee Mok)
1986 Dr John Henry Kunkel
1988 Ms Katya Elizabeth H Kentish
1989 Ms Jenine Emma Hulsmann
1990 Ms Julie Lyn Roden
1991 Ms Kirsten Elizabeth Embery
1992 Ms Michelle Noreen Scoccimarro
1993 Mr James O'Regan
1994 Mr David William King
1995 Ms Penelope May Newman
1996 Mr Michael Charles Growder
1997 Ms Andrea Elizabeth Brischetto
1998 Mr Matthew Robert Bell
1998 Mr Lambert Jen Hsiung Chang
1999 Dr Anna Tamzin Straton
2000 Ms Anna Bernadette Park
2001 Mr David Antony Fleming
2002 Mr Kirk James Bailey
2003 Dr Simon Redmond Quinn
2004 Ms Shannon Elizabeth Stewart
2004 Ms Vanessa Rayner
2005 Ms Kathryn Leona Ford
2006 Mr Andrew Robert Hodge
2007 Mr Thomas Russell Gole
2008 Mr Benjamin Wong
2009 Mr David Andrew Rodgers
2010 Ms So Shan Ceara Hui
2011 Mr Benjamin Young
2012 Mr Kian Nam Loke
2013 Mr Bang Nguyen
2014 Mr Christopher Mar
2015 Mr Luke McKenzie
2016 Mr Colin Burns
2017 Mr Nicholas Alexander Monroe

The Archibald Appeal

In 2010 UQ’s School of Economics will seek to elevate its oldest continuous scholarship into the highest quality and richest economics scholarship in Australia and Asia.

The School of Economics is seeking donations towards the scholarship throughout 2010 and will celebrate the one hundred year anniversary of the Archibald Scholarship by re-launching it in 2011.

Previous recipients of the Archibald Scholarship include; former CEO of Access Economics Karen Chester, Chair of Allen Consulting Dr Vince Fitzgerald and Executive Chairman of Dixon Advisory Mr Daryl Dixon. (More Archibald stories).  

Head of the School of Economics Professor Flavio Menezes said the scholarship fund appeal was a unique opportunity to link the school’s past with the present and build on a gift made almost a century ago.

“A revival of the Archibald fund will result in arguably the most prestigious honours scholarship in the Asia-Pacific region and will help the school towards fulfilling its goal of offering a world class economics education and attracting top domestic and international students,” Professor Menezes said.

Donor honour board

The Estate of the late Honourable John Archibald M.L.C
Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc
Mr Barry Barwick
Dr Walter Bateman
Professor Tim Brailsford
Ms Susan Buckley
Mr John Cameron
Ms Felicity Conlan
Mr Alan Coulter
Mrs Angela Craig
Mr Daryl Dixon
Mr Terry Edwinsmith 
Dr Vincent FitzGerald AO
Professor Ian Harper
Mr John Heike
Mr Stephen Holden
Mr Robert Hulme
Mr Keith Jones
Mr Ian Lake
Professor Richard Leftwich
Dr Bruce Littleboy
Dr Donald Markwell
Professor Flavio Menezes
Mr Adrian Noon
Mr Anthony Rossiter
Ms Amanda Seneviratne
Dr Alan Whitaker
Dr John White
Mr Ian Winterburn

 The University of Queensland wishes to acknowledge the kind contributions of anonymous donors



For more information and to apply for the Archibald Scholarship visit the UQ Scholarships website.

UQ Scholarships

Scholarship rules

The Archibald Scholarship

(Founded in 1911 by an initial gift of $1,000 from the beneficiaries in the estate of the late Honourable John Archibald, MLC.  The Archibald Scholarship is maintained by an endowment fund which is open to further gifts.)


The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and reward the study of Economics at The University of Queensland.


In these rules—
Executive Dean means the Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Head means the Head of School, School of Economics.
Scholarship means the Archibald Scholarship.

Award and value of scholarship

 (1) The Senate may award one scholarship each year on the recommendation of the Head, as a  representative of the relevant selection committee established under subrule 5(1).
 (2) The value of the scholarship will be determined each year by the Executive Dean, in consultation  with the selection committee established under subrule 5(1).

Eligibility for award

An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant –

  (a) submits an application to the Head by the closing date for applications; and 
  (b) is enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours); and
  (c) has completed the courses entitled ECON3020 Advanced Macroeconomics and ECON3010 Advanced Microeconomics; and
  (d) achieved a grade of at least 6.00 in each of the courses listed in 4(c); and
  (e) obtained an overall GPA in their undergraduate economics courses of at least 6.50.

Selection process

 (1) For the selection process, the Head must establish a selection committee, comprising-

  (a) The Head, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
  (b) a representative external to the University to be nominated by the Executive Dean; and
  (c) the Honours in Economics Coordinator.

 (2) The Head may decide to set an essay question for all applicants.
 (3) The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.
 (4) The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

  (a) academic achievement in courses undertaken in the Bachelor of Economics program; and
  (b) response to an essay question if an essay question has been set by the Head; and
  (c) performance in an interview if interviews are held.

Conditions for Scholarship

(1) The recipient of a scholarship holds the scholarship for one year, subject to the recipient –

 (a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours); and
 (b) achieving a GPA of at least 6.00 in semester 1 in the year in which the scholarship is held.

(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1) the recipient must show cause to the Head why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

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Give to the Archibald Scholarship Appeal and help our students achieve excellence in their economics education and career.