The Ransome Prize

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The Ransome Prize is an annual award presented in honor of 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 purpose to be “the leading advocate for girls’ schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to educating and empowering girls.”

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.

Selection Process

A committee of the NCGS Board of Trustees selects the Ransome Prize recipient.


The nomination cycle for the Ransome Prize is closed. Due to our inability to convene in person for the June 2020 Conference, the Ransome Prize will be presented to the 2019-2020 recipient at the June 2021 Global Forum on Girls’ Education® III in Boston, Massachusetts.

The nomination cycle for the 2021-2022 Ransome Prize will open in November 2021.