Good news! Clinton Global Initiative University Program for Exceptional Students and Young Leaders is currently open.The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are dedicated to make exploits in their community to solve a pressing challenge. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students across the world who is motivated to make a positive change in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Scholars admitted into CGI U will partake in one year-round program that comprises access to: high-touch mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement occasions, as well as the CGI U 2021 virtual yearly conference hosted by Howard University.
Every year, CGI U hosts a conference where scholars, university representatives, topic experts, and superstars come together to discuss and develop groundbreaking solutions to pressing global challenges. Students make their own Commitments to Action that approach problems on campus, in local communities, or around the globe. Since 2008, students have made beyond 6,250 pledges, and nearly $3 million in funding has been granted to these pledge-makers via CGI U. Further programming will also be presented to students via partnerships with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, with a emphasis on civic issues and fiscal sustainability; IBM to assist students make app-based projects that address COVID-19 and climate change through Call for Code; and Verizon to help scholars develop groundbreaking technology solutions to pressing local issues, with the chance to win a spot in an accelerator program and pitch for seed funding.
Application Deadline: 15th January 2021 at 11:59pm ET.
Eligible Countries: All
To Be Taken At (Country): USA
Type: Entrepreneurship, Conference, Masters
Eligibility for Clinton Global Initiative University Program for Exceptional Students and Young Leaders
Candidates are qualified to apply to the CGI U Class of 2021 if the person has never previously been admitted to CGI U, the person at least 18 years of age, and is presently enrolled in an institution of higher learning at the time of application. Students can only submit one Commitment to Action; duplicate applications will not be acknowledged.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Benefits of Clinton Global Initiative University Program for Exceptional Students and Young Leaders
The program affords need-based travel support to a limited number of students to attend the CGI U conference. Students can apply for this assistance when they apply to attend CGI U (as noted below, students are only qualified for travel assistance if they apply by the Early Decision closing date).
Duration of Program: All admitted CGI U scholars are expected to be present for the entirety of the scheduled dates of the four online modules outlined below. Admitted scholars are required to attend and fully partake in all online module activities. The average time commitment is 3 hours for each module.
Online Module One
Online Module Two
Online Module Three
Online Module Four
May 1, 2021 – November, 2021
How to Apply for Clinton Global Initiative University Program for Exceptional Students and Young Leaders
Applications are open.
Submitting a Competitive Application
To be accepted for CGI U, applicants must apply with a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable initiative that addresses a pressing issue.
- Topics: Learn about CGI U’s Focus Areas and Keywords to know the range of your commitment.
- Preparation:Use the Application Preview to draft your application answers before submitting them online.
- Webinar:Join an application information webinar to have a well understanding of the CGI U 2021 application procedure.
- Motivation: Emphasize in your application how you are connected to the problem you are trying to solve.
- Apply Here for Clinton Global Initiative University Program for Exceptional Students and Young Leaders
- Apply with a Commitment to Action: To be selected for admission, all candidates are required to design a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U’s five concentration areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Every candidate will be informed of the status of their application.
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