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.

1. Purpose

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

2. Definitions

In these rules-
Head means the Head of School, School of Economics.
Scholarship means the Archibald Scholarship.
Approved Program means the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours).
Relevant Field means the Economics major in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours).
Specified Courses means ECON2010, ECON2020, ECON2030, ECON2040, ECON2050, ECON2300, ECON3010, ECON3020, ECON3350 or ECON3360.

3. Award and value of scholarship

  1. The Senate may award one scholarship each year on the recommendation of the head.
  2. The value of the scholarship will be determined each year by the head but will be at least $10,000.

4. Eligibility for award

        1.  No applications are necessary. A student is eligible to be considered for the award of a scholarship in a year, if the student:​

     (a)     (i) is commencing the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) program in the year of award; or
              (ii) has completed at least #48 towards the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) and intends to, or is currently                                             enrolled in the relevant field in the year of award; and
    (b)          has obtained an overall GPA of at least 6.50 in the specified courses; and
    (c)          does not hold another scholarship that the head deems similar.

5. 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)  the honours coordinator in the School of  Economics.

2.  The scholarship is awarded to the student showing greatest merit as demonstrated by academic achievement in the specified courses in        the Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours).

3.   Where there are two or more candidates with the same GPA the head will determine additional criteria to award the scholarship.

6. Conditions for scholarship

        1. The recipient may hold the scholarship for up to one year, subject to the recipient–
               (a)  continuing to be enrolled full-time in an approved program and where applicable, a relevant field; and
               (b)  achieving a GPA of at least 6.25 in the first semester 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.

        3.  The recipient may not hold another scholarship that the head considers to be similar. 

        4.  The scholarship cannot be deferred.