Walkington Award opens
Applications are now open for the annual Walkington Award, a prestigious grant prize encouraging higher education in the local community.
The award commemorates the service of the late Dr Al Walkington, Foundation Director of the Karratha College (Pilbara Institute) by providing a $5000 contribution to tertiary education expenses.
The prize rewards a local student who has achieved academic excellence while contributing extensively to the local community with a goal to continue studies at a recognised educational institution.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Walkington Award was a significant prize that all eligible students should strive for.
“This is the 31st year the Walkington Award will recognise a fantastic and deserving student who has not only excelled academically but also contributed to the community through significant achievement outside of schooling life,” he said.
“I would encourage all eligible young people in the City of Karratha to put their best foot forward and showcase their achievements in school and the wider community by applying for this award.
“Not only is there a significant monetary prize available but it is also a great chance to take stock of your achievements before moving into the next phase of study.”
In 2014 St Luke’s College head boy Wayne Zaccheus was the recipient of this prestigious award.
The Walkington Award is open to full or part-time students aged 16-25, who either reside or whose parents reside in the City of Karratha.
Applications for 2015 close on Friday, September 25 at 4pm.
Application forms can be downloaded at www.karratha.wa.gov.au/ walkington-award.
Mayor Peter Long with St Luke’s College head boy Wayne Zaccheus, who was awarded the Walkington Award on its 30th anniversary.