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The Robert Sills Student Award is open to all enrolled students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, from MAIS member schools in the 2023-2024 Academic Year. 


Robert Sills was an exemplary educator, leader, and inspiring individual, who served as President of the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS). In his memory, MAIS established the Robert Sills Student Award granted annually to exemplary students in middle school (i.e. grades 6-8, inclusive) currently enrolled at MAIS members schools. 

In the spirit of Robert Sills, the award is meant to recognize students who are a credit to themselves and to their schools. The award is not meant to recognize a specific academic, athletic, or artistic talent or achievement, although nominees may well excel in one or more of these areas. The award is granted to those exemplary middle school students who model the character traits that we value most in our students: persistence, a willingness to take risks, acceptance of other cultures and points of view, and a genuine interest in a sustained commitment to others to the welfare of others.


Full Member Directors are sent the Nomination Application and Guidelines in the Spring semester each school year.​ Deadline for final submissions: May 17, 2024 by 5:00pm CET.

MAIS thanks What School Could Be for their generosity in sponsoring the 2022-2023 award.

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