Call for Walkington entries

Applications are open for the prestigious Walkington Award, an annual grants prize encouraging higher education in the City of Karratha community.

Now in its 32nd year, the award commemorates the service of the late Dr. Al Walkington, Foundation Director of the Karratha College (North Regional TAFE) by providing a $5000 contribution to tertiary education expenses.

The prize is awarded to a local student who has not only achieved academic excellence but also contributed significantly to the community and has a goal to continue studying at a recognised educational institution.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Walkington Award was a substantial prize all students should strive for.

“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,” Cr Long 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 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 close on Friday 23 September at 4pm. An application form can be downloaded at