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Alumnae – Centenary Awards

This is a special fund created by the Old Girls’ Society (OGS) to mark the School’s Centenary in 2001. It is used to assist a number of girls during their last 2 years at school in enhancing their life skills and career prospects by helping to fund projects.

– Why apply?

• Wide choice of activities or projects – you decide.
• Do something which interests you and get help with funding.
• Improve your life skills.
• Help others.
• Stand out from the crowd.

– What can you do?

• Large or small courses, activities or projects, at home or abroad, so long as you can make a convincing case.
• Art, Music, Sport, Drama, Science, Technology, Environment, Languages, Community Work.
• Courses, Projects, Activities, Summer Schools.

Proposals for small UK-based projects are particularly welcome.

– How to apply?

• Annual Award.
• Open to all girls in the last 2 years of school.
• Award made in Spring term.
• Application form from Principal’s Secretary.
• Completed form, signed by your parents/guardians, together with a covering letter, by the end of January.

– Choosing the successful candidates

• All applications considered.
• Short-listed candidates interviewed by a small panel from the Society, possibly including the Principal.
• Candidates will also need to give a short presentation about their proposal, providing as much up-to-date information as possible.

– How much is awarded?

• Varies up to £500.
• Maximum of £1,000 per year available.
• Smaller sums can be awarded at the panel’s discretion.
• Intended to help two or three girls per year.

– Expectations from award winners

• A short presentation at the Annual general Meeting of the Society following the end of the course/project
• A concise overview of the course/project (1 sheet) for the Society’s records
• A write-up for the Society’s Newsletter

NB: Successful applicants should be aware that the award is made for the project specified and cannot be transferred to any other.

The Society looks forward to receiving your completed application form.

Good luck!
Bonne chance!
Buona fortuna!
Buena suerte!
Viel Glück!
Boa sorte!
Ganbatte kudasai!