The Clark Davis Ivins Endowment pays tribute to 24 year-old Private Clark Davis Ivins, who died of wounds received at the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea in 1942.
Currently the Clark Davis Ivins Prize for Security Studies awards $500 each year to a first year student. It is a competitive award to outstanding First Year Security Studies students at the Australian National University (ANU). The Memorial Prize has been made possible by a donation to ANU by several members of the Davis Ivins family from several generations, including his sisters Lorna and Rita and brother Brian and their children.
The security studies program at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, was chosen given the strengths in SDSC in military history, defence studies, and international security.
The vision is to pay fitting tribute to Clark Davis Ivins, in an area related to his life experience, and to support high achieving first year students who have interest in strategic and security studies.
It is hoped that we will be able to grow this family endowment over the next few years to enable the continued provision of the memorial prize, as well as to take the endowment to new heights in supporting talented and hardworking students via travel grants and Scholarships.
Your support of the Endowment will help support future generations of strategic leaders – military, civilian and academic – in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Gifts can be made online, via Clark Davis Ivins donation form or by calling 02 6125 4199.