The McGraw Hill Financial Research Foundation has launched an outreach campaign to solicit nominations from the educational community for the 2014 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education.
Established in 1988, the prize annually recognises outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education within the US. This year, persons outside of the US are also eligible to apply.
The 2014 awards will honour those who have found ways to successfully narrow a particular kind of achievement gap or gaps in education internationally in a manner that lends itself to replication on a broad scale. This will include any level, from elementary and secondary education to higher education.
Narrowing Achievement Gaps A Prize will be awarded in each of the following three categories:
Global: This will honour someone who has had a demonstrable impact on education policy and practice internationally. Persons outside of the US are eligible to apply.
Rising Star: Nominees will be relatively young practitioners, researchers or policy makers who show the promise of becoming a game changer and making even greater contributions in the future as it relates to narrowing an achievement gap.
Lifetime Achievement: This will honour an educational pioneer who has developed an innovative concept or approach to teaching and learning that has narrowed an achievement gap and that has also spurred others to create solutions.
Nomination process The call for nominations opened on 13 February and the deadline for submissions is 14 March. The application process consists of a one-time entry submission that will be reviewed by the Board of Judges to select three winners. Each winner will receive a gift of $50,000 and a bronze sculpture.
For more information on the awards and criteria, please go here
Download a PDF version of the form here
Learn more about the 2013 winners.