The WG Walker Scholarship Fund is the proud legacy of AFAA. This fund is held and administered by the Commission and is open for donations by any alumni. The WG Walker Scholarship is awarded to the top Fulbright Scholar annually.
As a sign of continued dedication to this Fund AFAA will donate 25% of all membership dues to the fund on an annual basis.
You can also donate at any time to the fund via the Commission. Just visit the donation page and make sure to select the 'W.G. Walker Memorial Alumni Scholarship Fund' from the menu so that your donation goes to this fund.
The Australian Fulbright Alumni Association was launched during Australia’s 40th Anniversary Fulbright celebrations that were held in 1989. The Inaugural President of the Association was Professor Bill Walker, a two-time Fulbright winner. Following Prof Walker’s passing, at the 1992 Annual General Meeting it was decided that an annual Fulbright Scholarship would be offered in his name. To be known as the W G Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, it was to be funded in part from annual member subscriptions and in part from the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Inaugurated in 1993, by 1999 the Walker fund stood at $100,000.
ANU managed the Walker funds for AFAA until 2004, when they were transferred to the Commission. At around this time, AFAA also signed an MOU for the Commission to administer the Association entirely.
List of WG Walker Scholarship Winners:
|Year||Name||Home Institution||Host Institution|
|1993||Dr Danae Killian-O'Callaghan||University of Melbourne||Juniata College|
|1994||Ms Miranda Sissons||University of Melbourne||Georgetown University|
|1995||Dr Helena Ifeka||University of Sydney||Columbia University|
|1996||Dr Kate Taylor||University of Melbourne||Johns Hopkins University|
|1997||Ms Chloe Hooper||University of Melbourne||Columbia University|
|1998||Dr Danielle Celermajer||Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission||Columbia University|
|1999||Dr Nicholas Jones||Monash University||Cornell University|
|2000||Mr David Madden||University of New South Wales||Harvard University|
|2001||Dr Arlie Loughnan||University of Sydney||New York University|
|2002||Ms Anthea Roberts||Australian National University||New York University|
|2003||Dr Rodney Eastwood||Griffith University||Harvard University|
|2004||Dr Ranjana Srivastava||Royal Melbourne Hospital||University of Chicago|
|2005||Dr David Ziegler||Sydney Children's Hospital||Children's Hospital - Boston|
|2006||Ms Jackie Hartley||University of New South Wales||University of Arizona|
|2007||Dr Steven Lane||Princess Alexandra Hospital||Harvard University|
|2008||Ms Azadeh Dastyari||Monash University||Georgetown University|
|2009||Dr Shom Goel||Sydney South West Area Health Service||Harvard University|
|2010||Mr Matthew Lee||Crown's Solicitor's Office - South Australia||Harvard University|
|2010||Ms Sarah Holland-Batt||University of Queensland Technology||New York University|
|2011||Mr Gar-Wing Truong||University of Western Sydney||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|2012||Ms Kathryn Field||Royal Melbourne Hospital||Harvard University|
|2013||Mr Matthew Norris||Flinders University||Princeton University|
|2014||Mr Harris Eyre||James Cook University||University of California - Los Angeles|
|2015||Ms Kathleen Heath||University of Sydney||Harvard University|
|2016||Ms Caitlin Trethewy||GDH Group||Harvard University|
|2017||Ms Marryum Kahloon||Bond University||Columbia University|
|2018||Dr Sriram Rao||University of New South Wales||University of Pennsylvania|
|2019||Mr Graham Akhurst||University of Queensland||Hunter College, City University of New York|