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2024 Robert Gray Award Nominations

The Robert Gray Medal is awarded to ODs for their significant contributions in their field of endeavor, or to society in general. We are looking for deserving ODs on whom we can bestow this honour.

What is the purpose of the award?

The Robert Gray Medal is the most prestigious and only award which the school can bestow on an OD who has made a significant and exceptional contribution in his field of endeavour, or to society in general.
 
What criteria must be met for someone to be awarded the medal?

  • The recipient must be a living old boy.
  • The achievements must be of a nature that exemplifies the philosophy, values and spirit of Bishops and the ODU. The characteristics of courage, compassion, a willingness to fight for truth and justice and a genuine concern for his fellow man must be present.
  • The contribution/achievements must be of such a nature that it has had a significant impact for the good of society.
  • The contribution/achievements must have been made over a sustained period (at least 10 years).

While the recipient’s achievements might have brought personal material gain, this must not have been the driving motivation for the endeavour.

How do you nominate someone for the award? 

Nominations must be made in writing to the Principal or to the Branch Chair of the ODU who will forward these to the Principal. The selection committee will consider all nominations. Final approval for a recipient must be made by the Bishops Council.

To enable the Robert Gray Medal Award Selection Committee (the Principal, Chairman of Council and Chairman of the ODU) to consider the Nomination, please send your nomination and motivation to Principal at principal@bishops.org.za containing as full an account as possible by 29 September 2023.  You can download and complete the nomination form below:

Robert Gray Medal Awards 2024 Nomination Resend Application Form

Who forms part of the selection Committee?

The Principal, Chair of Council and Chair of the ODU.

How often is the medal awarded?

On an annual basis but not necessarily in every year. It will only be made if there is a deserving candidate. There may be more than one award made in a year.
 
What is included in the award?

  • The Robert Gray Gold Medal.
  • A citation on a parchment scroll.
  • Name on an Honours Board in the Mitre.

For any further queries please direct them to the odu@bishops.org.za

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