The United Nations recently called on youth around the world to lead the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The COVID-19 global pandemic adds greater urgency to the global call for change agents who can successfully tackle the 21st century’s grand challenges of sustainability, justice, and inclusion.
Huron’s educational mission asks students to lead with their minds and their hearts. This competition invites students to identify a problem or crisis that their community presently faces, either locally globally, and to imagine a potential solution and how it might be brought to fruition.
Tutorial Session with Professors
November 28, 2020 | 8:30 AM EST
At this Tutorial Session, you’ll learn all about the competition and how to develop and address a local or global challenge. If you wish to participate in the competition, you’ll then have until the deadline below to submit your Challenge Solution
Deadline to Submit Your Challenge Solution
Before 8:00 AM EST on January 8, 2021
Once you submit your Challenge Solution, we’ll review your submission. If you are selected as one of the finalists, you’ll receive a Certificate of Commendation and be invited to do a 5-minute pitch on your solution, live, to our panel of judges.
Live Pitch to Panel of Judges
January 23, 2021 | 8:30 AM EST
At the Live Pitch event, you’ll tell us all about your amazing idea, meet Huron’s President and have the chance to be selected as the First Place, Second Plan or Third Place Pitch!
First Place Pitch: $5,000 Scholarship
Second Place Pitch: $3,000 Scholarship
Third Place Pitch: $1,000 Scholarship
Students submitting one of the top 3 solutions will also be eligible for a $1,500 Huron Research Fellowship with one-on-one Professor mentorship to study their chosen problem in-depth and develop practical solutions to address it in the real world.