Lumina Foundation Showcase Prize

Posted by Lumina Foundation on February 8, 2016

As one of the leading higher education foundations in the United States, Lumina Foundation has a long history of investing in and supporting not-for-profits to improve postsecondary completion rates. In 2009 Lumina Foundation announced Goal 2025; the aim of increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. To help achieve this lofty ambition and complement their current work, Lumina Foundation has launched the Lumina Foundation Showcase Prize to identify, recognize and showcase the best practices in social ventures working in, or closely aligned to, the higher education space.

This Challenge requires social ventures to submit a completed Application Form, outlining how their organization has a positive impact upon higher education in the United States, or how they could transfer their current practices to help reach Goal 2025. A preliminary judging panel will narrow entries down to a shortlist and Lumina will then invite three finalists to a live pitching event at the ASU GSV Summit from April 18-20, 2016 in San Diego, California. This includes a stipend for the finalists (covering the costs of travel, accommodation, and attendance at the event).

Beyond the award, this Showcase Challenge offers an opportunity for visibility and networking with industry leaders. Lumina Foundation has built many successful and long-lasting partnerships with not-for-profits, and they envisage this Showcase Challenge as a potential first step in developing similar relationships with leading social ventures.

This is a Showcase Challenge that requires only the submission of a completed Application Form.

Deadline: March 13, 2016

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