The award is available each year to prospective or current ANU students who:
(a) are domestic or international students;
(b) are enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program offered by the Research School of Earth Sciences; and
(c) demonstrate difficulties which require financial assistance to commence, continue and/or complete their studies. Difficulties may include, but are not limited to, financial stress, remote location, family issues, mental health issues, disability or extended illness.
Students are permitted to apply for and hold the award on more than one occasion.