There is exciting and timely news for students looking to make a direct impact in the world. Each year, the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI U sponsors a competitive grant program called the Outstanding Commitment Awards. These grants are given to students who submit proposals for “Commitments to Action” that are aimed at improving communities and lives in their communities and across the globe. The grant awards range from $1,000 – $10,000 and applications are open to all currently-enrolled students, both undergraduate and graduate. The applications should be focused on one of CGI U’s five global challenge areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health, and are awarded to student-led groups focused on these areas.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to take action in making a difference across the globe, and helping turn their ideas into reality. Time is running out however. The final deadline has been extended to April 30, 2010, so there are only a coupe days left for you to submit your applications.
I encourage students in Tennessee and across the globe to take advantage of this funding opportunity by submitting an application before the deadline. For more information about this exciting project, please visit http://www.cgiu.org/funding/.
The CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards were launched in 2008 to provide financial support to innovative, student-driven initiatives. To see a map of previous award winners and their winning projects, please click here.