The award is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:
(a) is a domestic student;
(b) receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate degree program at the University;
(c) is eligible for and receives adjustment factors for financial hardship under the National Access Scheme.
Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria. Other factors may be taken into account where they align with the University's strategic objectives to ensure a diverse student cohort.
Where there are multiple applicants who meet the eligibility criteria, preference will be given (in order of priority) to applicants who:
i. are from a rural/remote area;
ii. attended the final years of schooling at a low ICSEA school (below 1000) and if required, ranked according to lowest ICSEA;
iii. are not receiving another award from the University;
iv. (if necessary) have received adjustment factors for a combination of disadvantages.