As one of the earliest established departments at The University of Queensland, the School of Economics knows a thing or two about legacy.
Perhaps its greatest legacy is the Archibald Scholarship, founded in 1911 with a gift from the estate of the late Honourable John Archibald MLC – a prominent business leader and supporter of the establishment of UQ.
The Archibald Scholarship is one of the oldest and most prestigious academic scholarships in Australia.
At $10,000 per year, it supports UQ’s most outstanding students to pursue their passion and studies in economics at one of Australia's leading hubs for teaching and research in the field.
So when five former Economics Heads of School heard the scholarship endowment was close to its goal of $200,000 in donations over 10 years, they teamed up to give back and meet the milestone.
Emeritus Professor Clem Tisdell, Emeritus Professor John Foster, Professor Flavio Menezes, Professor Rodney Strachan and Professor Phil Bodman count more than 100 years of service to the School between them, including 30 years of headship.
Thanks in part to their gift, as well as the generosity of donors including several former Archibald Scholars, the scholarship can now be awarded in perpetuity and empower student success for generations to come. Read more...