Alumni Friends has presented over $650,000 to UQ students and staff in the form of prizes, scholarships, bursaries, and awards. Major prizes and awards include the UQ Graduate of the Year, UQ Alumnus of the Year, 3MT People’s Choice Prize, and the Great Court Race Prizes.

Oliver Wightman winning the 2016 Men’s Final of the Great Court Race (2nd Patrick Hagan, 3rd Daniel Parnell, and 4th Brenden Press). Photo: Geoff Lawrence.

AFUQ scholarships include the Betty Fletcher Memorial Travelling Scholarship(s), David Dunlop Memorial Dental Bursary, Elizabeth Usher Memorial Travelling Scholarship, Joan Wickham Engineering Scholarship, Margaret Waugh Memorial Bursary, Richard Spenser Hopkins Memorial Prize, Alumni Friends UQ Merit Scholarship(s), Alumni Friends UQ Link Scholarship(s), UQ Sports Scholarships, and the Veterinary Alumni Prize.


The rules for each of the awards presented by Alumni Friends are available here. The information was correct for all awards as at November 2018 (updated for UQ Graduate of the Year only, October 2019).

Please note that a number of prizes, awards, and scholarships donated by AFUQ (and associated organisations) are awarded subject to existing Senate Rules/University of Queensland Financial Rules. Information on these awards is included here for general reference only.

In the event of a discrepancy between the Senate listing and the information in this document, the Senate Rules will prevail. Please see the UQ website and/or check the yearbook for the full rules relevant to each award.

Bridget Wall (L), 2016 recipient of the David Dunlop Memorial Prize, pictured with Dr Catherine Lawrence (President, Alumni Friends) at the School of Dentistry Prize Afternoon Tea.