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Annual Prizes

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The Ransome Prize

The Ransome Prize is an annual award presented in honor of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) co-founder Whitty Ransome, which was established by her husband Tom Wilcox in 2008. NCGS presents this award to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to the Coalition and one of its member schools to further the NCGS mission to be "a leading advocate for girls' education with a distinct commitment to the transformative power of all-girls schools."

The recipient of the $1,000 prize will reflect a pure devotion to a higher cause, joyfulness in serving others, and the grace and generosity in allowing others to take credit for good work that characterized Whitty Ransome's own commitment to NCGS.

Nominations

NCGS is currently not accepting Ransome Prize nominations. The 2017-2018 cycle opens on January 5, 2018.

Selection Process

A committee of the NCGS Board of Trustees will select the Ransome Prize recipient.

2017-2018 Award Calendar
January 5, 2018 Nominations open
February 1, 2018 Nominations close
Week of February 12, 2018 Recipient notified
Week of February 16, 2018 Recipient announced to NCGS community
June 18-20, 2018 Award presented to recipient at the 2018 Global Forum on Girls’ Education® II
Winners

The H. William Christ Educator Prize

The H. William Christ Educator Prize is an annual award presented in honor of former National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) Trustee and long-time visionary Head of Hathaway Brown School Bill Christ, established in 2016 by his friends at Hathaway Brown. NCGS presents this award to a man or woman who has demonstrated commitment to extraordinary teaching, program design and/or curricular innovation in a member school.

NCGS member schools are proud of their tradition of excellence in the teaching of girls and the Christ Educator Prize of $1,000 will honor that tradition in a way that inspires other girls’ school educators in their work. The Christ Educator will be an individual whose teaching efforts have been noted as innovative by his or her peers and institution. The recipient will reflect creative excellence, cutting edge programming, entrepreneurial teaching, and collaborative design in his/her teaching that characterized Bill Christ’s own leadership style as the quintessential “educator’s educator.” Additionally, the recipient will reflect the principles for which NCGS stands, including a commitment to collaboration, imagination, leadership, opportunity, integrity, and self-efficacy.

Nominations

NCGS is currently not accepting Christ Educator Prize nominations. The 2017-2018 cycle opens on January 5, 2018.

Selection Process

A committee of the NCGS Board of Trustees will select the Christ Educator Prize recipient.

2017-2018 Award Calendar
January 5, 2018 Nominations open
February 1, 2018 Nominations close
Week of February 12, 2018 Recipient notified
Week of February 16, 2018 Recipient announced to NCGS community
June 18-20, 2018 Award presented to recipient at the 2018 Global Forum on Girls’ Education® II
Winners

Moulton Student Global Citizenship Grant

In honor of the Coalition’s 25th Anniversary in 2016, NCGS co-founder Meg Moulton established an annual grant for a faculty-led team of NCGS member school students. The grant will help engage girls in leadership, fortify their strategic thinking, and enhance their global mindfulness by developing empathy and respect for others.

The $1,000 grant will be awarded to a student team in grades 9 and/or 10. Guided by a faculty member, students will work on a project they propose that is directed at generating educational opportunities for underserved girls in developing countries. The grant invites students to play a more active, community-wide role in exemplifying the Coalition’s purpose and principles by:

  • Building a community of students in girls’ schools with an outward reach, broadened global mindfulness, and a gained awareness of their power to make a difference one cause at a time.
  • Engaging the power of many voices to strengthen our communities and world and to generate positive change by contributing to girls and women around the globe in less advantaged settings.
  • Inspiring the next generation to lead with courage, competence, and empathy through cultural understanding.
  • Preparing girls for leadership and lives of commitment, confidence, contribution, and fulfillment through global citizenship and collaboration.
Nominations

NCGS is currently accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 school year. The grant is designed to be a launch pad for new student projects directed at fortifying their leadership skills and inspiring their role as contributing global citizens. Preference will be given to nominations reflecting an ongoing commitment on the part of school leadership to support the continuing funding and staffing, as needed, of the “start up” project for its 9th and/or 10th graders in subsequent years. Additionally, preference will be given to proposals involving two to three all-girls schools working in collaboration.

Click here to download the nomination form.

Selection Process

A committee of the NCGS Board of Trustees will select the Moulton Student Global Citizenship Grant recipients.

2017-2018 Award Calendar
August 25, 2017 Nominations open
September 27, 2017 Nominations close
Week of October 2, 2017 Recipient notified
October 20, 2017 Recipient announced to NCGS community
June 18-20, 2018 Award presented to recipient at the 2018 Global Forum on Girls’ Education® II