Youth Action Net Global Competition “YouthActionNet®’s Global Fellowship Program targets exceptional young social entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have developed innovative approaches to addressing issues of international relevance.” – www.youthactionnet.org Applications open February 2014.
Thiel $100,000 Fellowship ”The Fellowship brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young people, and helps them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life. Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work, their research, and their self-education.” – www.thielfellowship.org Deadline: December 31, 2014
EPICS Engineering Projects and Community Service “EPICS is a unique program in which teams of undergraduates are designing, building, and deploying real systems to solve engineering-based problems for local community service and education organizations.” – www.engineering.purdue.edu
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Program “The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Program is the premier award for students that own and run businesses while attending a high school, college or university.Selected applicants compete against their peers by presenting their businesses to a panel of judges. All participating students receive feedback from the judges. The top regional and national winners advance to the 2013 GSEA Global Finals for the opportunity to engage with world class entrepreneurs, receive media exposure, win cash, and share in over $150,000 in donated business services.” Deadlines vary by region.
Ashoka Youth Venture “Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who we recognize to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. They demonstrate unrivaled commitment to bold new ideas and prove that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change. Ashoka Fellows work in over 70 countries around the globe in every area of human need.” – www.ashoka.org/fellows
Youth Action Net National Competitions “YouthActionNet® national programs are currently operating in Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Turkey Australia, with future programs planned for Chile and Peru.” -www.youthactionnet.org Deadlines vary by country.
College Social Innovator Contest “This contest will surface, highlight and reward undergraduates in the U.S. engaged in social entrepreneurship to create positive change at the local, national and global level.”–Forbes.com
Orange African Social Venture Prize 2013 ”This year, the Orange African Social Venture Prize will once again reward three entrepreneurs or start-ups offering products or services that make innovative use of ICTs to meet the needs of people on the African continent in fields as varied as healthcare, agriculture, education, energy, industry and trade.” Entries accepted May 14, 2013 – September 20, 2013