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Details

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)  is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students across the world who are motivated to make a positive change in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: high-touch mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events, including the CGI U 2021 virtual annual meeting hosted by Howard University.

Additional programming will also be offered to students through partnerships with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, with a focus on civic issues and fiscal sustainability; IBM to help students develop app-based projects that address COVID-19 and climate change through Call for Code; and Verizon to help students develop innovative technology solutions to pressing domestic issues, with the opportunity to win a spot in an accelerator program and pitch for seed funding.

Criteria

  • You are eligible to apply to the class of 2021 if you have never applied previously been accepted to the program
  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • Currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of application

To be considered for CGI U, students must apply with a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable initiative that addresses a pressing challenge:

  • Topics: Learn about CGI U's Focus Areas and Keywords to determine the scope of your commitment
  • Preparation: Utilize the Application Preview to draft your application answers before submitting them online
  • Webinar: Join an application information webinar to have a better understanding of the CGI U 2021 application process
  • Motivation: Emphasize in your application how you are connected to the problem you are trying to solve

Benefits

Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to:

  • Mentorship
  • A social impact curriculum
  • Funding streams
  • Student engagement events, including the CGI U 2021 virtual annual meeting hosted by Howard University

About Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, Clinton Foundation was established on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, those values have energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.

As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster at the lowest possible cost.