Clinton Global Initiative University

Posted by on July 7, 2008

On behalf of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), I’m pleased to provide information about the CGI U Outstanding Commitments Awards, a potential source of funding for student service and activism projects. Applications will be accepted through July 28, 2008. Later this year, we will distribute 35 awards totaling $150,000. Students can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 for each project.

As you may know, CGI U is a new project of the Clinton Global Initiative seeking to create a community of university students taking action to address the world’s most pressing issues. The CGI U Outstanding Commitments Awards will provide recognition and financial support for a select number of CGI U commitments.

Commitments to Action will be judged on the following criteria:

Sustainability: How well does the commitment integrate principles of sustainability? CGI U assumes a broad approach to sustainability that incorporates economic, social, and environmental components.

Innovation: Does the commitment approach social issues in novel and interesting ways?

Replication: Can the project be replicated in different locations by new groups?

Impact: Does this commitment demonstrate a real and lasting impact in addressing global and/or local challenges? During the selection process both depth and scale of impact will be considered.

Leveraging Available Resources: Can this project effectively capitalize on the specific resources available to students?
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