Young people urged to apply for award
Entries for the prestigious annual Walkington Award for Karratha students pursuing higher education have now opened.
The award, named in memory of the late Karratha College (now North Regional TAFE) Foundation director Dr Al Walkington, and now in its 32nd year, provides a $5000 grant for local young people going into tertiary education to help cover their expenses.
It is designed to recognise both academic achievement and community contribution and is open to students aged 16-25 who live in, or whose parents live in, the city area.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Walkington Award was an exciting prize for any local young person interested in studying at a tertiary level to aspire to.
“The Walkington Award recognises a deserving student who has excelled academically while contributing extensively to the local community and I would encourage all eligible young people to seriously consider applying for this year’s award,” he said.
“As well as the prize being of significant monetary value, the application process itself provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to look back and take stock of their hard work and achievements ahead of their next stage of education and the exciting challenges this brings.”
The 2015 award went to St Luke’s College student Anshula Ashish, who is studying at the University of WA and plans to pursue medicine.
Award-winning actor Joel Jackson is another notable former winner.
For more information or to apply, go to www.karratha.wa. gov.au/walkington-award.
Applications close on Friday, September 23 at 4pm.