Apply Now for the 2023 Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grant

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2023—Applications for 2023 Peace Seed Grants are closed. We look forward to reading your submissions.

The AMS Peace & Social Justice Committee awards annual Peace Seed Grants (amounts range between $100 and $1,000) to help fund projects that promote peace and social justice education. The grants are presented in memory of educator Ursula Thrush (1930 – 2002), whose dedication to the concept of peace through children inspired many to advance peace education in their classrooms and communities.

Among her many accomplishments, Ursula founded the Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate and Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center, both in San Francisco, CA; and helped to establish The Science of Peace Task Force and Montessori Peace Academy.

Learn more about Ursula’s legacy.

The successful applicant will:

  • have experience in a Montessori environment;
  • agree to share a report about the project upon completion of the work;
  • clearly articulate how the funds would be used to advance peace and social justice in classrooms and/or communities.

The proposed project should be designed to:

  • further peace and social justice education;
  • reach a significant number of diverse children and/or educators;
  • accomplish its goals in the year following receipt of the grant.

Application timeline:

Deadline: November 17, 2023

Acceptance Notification: February 16, 2023

AMS Peace Seed Grants are financed through donations to the AMS Peace & Social Justice Fund. We are grateful to Lesley Nan Haberman and The Family School in New York City for their generous support of Peace Seed Grants throughout the years.