Mr Fraser Thompson was named Australian Rhodes Scholar in 2001 and began studying a MPhil in Economics at Oxford University in 2002. Prior to studying in England, Fraser completed an Honours Degree in Finance, and a B.Commerce/B.Arts at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Finance) at Butler University in Indianapolis, USA, where he was awarded an Athletics Scholarship. He also studied at Beijing Normal University, China, as part of a Study Abroad Program.
Fraser was very active in university life in the USA and at the University of Melbourne through the Students’ Associations, university newspapers and athletics. He was named Outstanding Junior Male Student Athlete at Butler University (1999-2000) and was awarded a Melbourne University Full-Blue for Athletics (1999), and Half-Blue for Cross Country (1996).