Student Leadership Conference Grant

Every year, NCGS has the pleasure of offering to two girls from NCGS member schools the opportunity to travel to Australia to attend the Student Leadership Conference (SLC) organized by our affiliate, the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia.

Two students in their 11th or 12th grade year are invited to attend the upcoming SLC at The Women’s College, University of Sydney, Newtown, Australia, from January 14-17, 2020. The selected NCGS representatives will join fellow student delegates from Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Asia. The girls selected should be independent and confident young women who will be excellent representatives of their school and of NCGS.

About the Conference

The Student Leadership Conference is a fabulous opportunity to learn, interact, and grow in awareness of both self and others, and as both a leader and a team player. The conference provides unparalleled opportunities for girls to explore leadership styles and strategies, reflect on their own leadership aspirations, and build meaningful life-long connections with other young leaders. The girls are engaged in a range of activities designed to develop leadership capabilities, resilience, and an understanding of themselves and their leadership styles.

Girls will be accommodated on campus in student residences at The Women’s College where the majority of conference activities will take place.


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NCGS member schools may nominate one potential Student Ambassador. Students in 11th or 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to apply provided they have a satisfactory school record.

We are looking for positive, independent, flexible, and confident young women who will make excellent representatives of their school and of NCGS and will be able to contribute to and participate in all aspects of the program. Applicants will need to have well-developed oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated intellectual depth, and be active and effective members of their school community.

The nominating school is responsible for:

  1. notifying its student nominee,
  2. communicating the application process, and
  3. submitting a school recommendation to Jean Baker, NCGS Manager of Membership & Outreach, by October 11, 2019.

2019-2020 Award Calendar

  • Friday, August 23, 2019: Nominations open
  • Friday, October 11, 2019: Deadline for completed applications
  • Friday, November 8, 2019: Candidates will be notified by email on or before this date of the Selection Committee’s decision