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Grant Opportunities: World’s Best School Prizes – Apply Now !

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Deadline: 15-Mar-23

The $250,000 World’s Best School Prizes are the world’s most prestigious education prizes. Apply now to share your expertise with the world.

The World’s Best School Prizes celebrate the stories and share the expertise of schools that are transforming the lives of the next generation and making a real difference to their communities. They give vital recognition to the enormous contribution schools make to society’s progress, especially in the wake of COVID.

The World’s Best School Prizes is an initiative of BVU Ventures Ltd trading as T4 Education, and was set up with the aim of showcasing excellence in schools through a prize competition format.

The World’s Best School Prizes are awarded to schools that have developed expertise in five key areas. Winning schools will be able to demonstrate outstanding systems, practises and performance impacting the lives of their students and of the whole community.

Categories
  • Community Collaboration: This Prize recognises schools that have collaborated and developed partnerships with their community to meet both children’s needs and those of the wider society around them.
  • Environmental Action: This Prize recognises the importance of schools and their students and teachers in environmental advocacy and changemaking.
  • Innovation: This Prize recognises both technologies and pedagogies that break from tradition in their context to impact and improve teaching and learning.
  • Overcoming Adversity: This Prize recognises schools that have beaten the odds to support and develop children’s learning and wellbeing in the face of huge challenges.
  • Supporting Healthy Lives: This Prize recognises schools that  go above and beyond to support students physical and mental health and work to develop healthy habits, behaviours, knowledge, and skills.
Award Information
  • The World’s Best School Prizes are awarded to schools that have developed expertise in five key areas. Winning schools will be able to demonstrate outstanding systems, practises and performance impacting the lives of their students and of the whole community.
  • They will award the five winning schools with a share of the $250,000 total prize money.  Each winner will receive $50,000 to help them expand their work strengthening their school and community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Early childhood centres, kindergarten, primary, secondary schools, virtual schools – all schools who teach students in compulsory schooling, and are legally registered with their respective
  • Ministry of Education or government regulatory authority.
  • Throughout the application process, the applicant should consider the following:
    • The application forms can be completed in any of the following languages:
      • Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi (Persian), Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian, Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh.
    • The application form questions will be translated when you click on the Google Translate widget to translate the site.
    • Only Teachers or Principals that currently work and operate in the school they are entering into the Prizes can register to submit an application. The person completing the application first needs to register. They also must be aged 18+ and have the authorisation of the school’s authorities and/or its governing body to submit the form.;
    • All applications must have the permission of the school’s authorities to apply;
    • The application forms should be submitted before the deadline, 15th March 2023;
    • The application can be saved as a draft to continue editing later by just logging into your account;
    • A school can apply for more than one of the categories but must complete separate application forms for each category application;
    • A confirmation message and email will be sent to the applicant once we have received the application, with a badge to download.

For more information, visit https://t4.education/prizes/worlds-best-school-prizes/home

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