About the Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Endowment

Memorial Prize for First Year Security Studies

The memorial prize aimed at first-year security studies students at The Australian National University (ANU) was established in 2014 in commemoration of Private Clark Davis Ivins, an Australian soldier who died during World War II. He was just 24-years-old when he died of wounds received at the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea in 1942.

The Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Prize is not only about honouring the sacrifice of Clark Davis Ivins, as well those who have died in the line of duty serving our country. More importantly, it is about promoting the understanding of the role military defence plays in international security, how armed conflict has occurred in the past, and what the nature of future conflicts looks like.

Field of study

The Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Prize for First Year Security Studies is available to first year students who are enrolled in either the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security or Bachelor of International Security Studies in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific; and have completed the following courses:


The Clark Davis Ivins Prize for Security Studies awards $500 each year* to a first year student. * If, in any year, two or more students achieve the same top average mark, the prize money awarded in that year shall be divided equally between them. If, in any year, no student achieves results that, in the opinion of the Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific justify awarding the prize in that year, the prize shall not be awarded.

Selection Criteria

The prize shall be awarded to the student who, in that year:

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