Clinton Global Initiative University 2019-2020 Program for Higher Education Student Leaders (Travel Assistance available)
Deadline: September 30, 2019 (For Travel Assistance)/November 4, 2019 (Other Applicants)
Applications are open for the Clinton Global Initiative University 2019-2020 Program. The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge.
They 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 allevation, 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 an invitation to the annual meeting from April 17-19 at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- To be considered for travel assistance to the annual meeting, financial need must be demonstrated and priority will be given to commitments that readily align with the work of the Clinton Foundation.
- You are eligible to apply to the CGI U Class of 2020 student cohort if you have never previously been accepted to CGI U;
- You are at least 18 years of age; and
- Currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of application.
CGI U Graduation Requirements
Through the online platform, Commitment Mentors will review and monitor student engagement in the CGI U curriculum and ensure that students are fulfilling requirements for graduation. To complete the CGI U program and become eligible for CGI U’s Commitment-Maker seal, letters of recommendation and other opportunities, students must complete the following over the course of the 2019-2020 program:
- Participation in one, hour-long small group discussion per module (4 in total) (to be scheduled by Commitment Mentors)
- Review of CGI U’s 30-minute webinar recordings and readings, which will be housed on the online platform
- Completion of one 30-minute individual coaching session with their Commitment Mentor per module (4 in total)
- Completion of Commitment to Action progress report post CGI U annual meeting in April
Applications will be reviewed by the CGI U Selection Committee. All applicants, Early Deadline and Final Deadline, will be notified of admissions decisions in mid November 2019. The CGI U Selection Committee aims to convene a diverse cohort of students that demonstrate the motivation to tackle specific challenges, the capacity to develop their leadership skills, and dedication to CGI U’s yearlong program.
Applications for the CGI U Class of 2020 must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on Monday, November 4, 2019. For travel assistance, applications must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on Monday, September 30, 2019.
For more information, visit Clinton Global Initiative University.