Veolia Foundation Student Solidarity Prize 2020 (Win a share of 10,000 euros)

Veolia Foundation Student Solidarity Prize 2020 (Win a share of 10,000 euros)

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Veolia Foundation has launched the 2020 edition of the Student Solidarity Prize is now open. Veolia’s desire is to encourage initiative and development of students in projects of general interest.

Young people, especially students, show a strong capacity for engagement. Created in conjunction with the Human Resources Department, the Student Solidarity Prize rewards innovative projects initiated by higher education student associations in connection with the Foundation’s main areas of action.

Do you have a project contributing to sustainable development that could be submitted to the jury of the Student Solidarity Prize? Submit it now!


Are you an association made up of at least one student and have you a project related to one of the three areas of action of the Foundation?

  1. Aid for international development
  2. Social bonds and support towards employment
  3. Protection of the environment and biodiversity


  • Financial support in the form of a grant: depending on the requirements and specific features of each project, the jury shares a total grant of 10,000 euros between the three winners. The grant to the first prize winner may be smaller than the one to the second and/or the third.
  • Technical support in the form of expertise, through the employee sponsorship program involving the employees of the Veolia group in France and internationally.


  • The Student Solidarity Award are aimed exclusively at associations (legal entities) formed by students currently pursuing their studies in schools and universities (Master’s level) in France and internationally.
  • Eligible associations may have several years of existence, or may be recently created, or even be applying for their first grant in the context of the Student Solidarity Award.
  • Two or more associations can join together to submit an application for a joint project in connection with the Student Solidarity Award. In this case, a single association of the group will be designated to be the project leader and will be the sole interlocutor.

Selection Criteria

  • Quality of the application: Clarity of exposition, ranking of ideas, relevance of the methodology proposed, overall legibility.
  • Professionalism of the proposed approach: Knowledge and understanding of the local context (limitations, specific needs, etc.), adequate balance between the needs identified and the solutions brought by the project, involvement of the public authorities concerned.
  • Feasibility: Clarity of objectives, technical and financial feasibility, realism of the schedule, experience of the project leader(s), quality of the partners and relevance of the institutional setup (capacity of the participants to achieve the targets set).
  • Impact: Relevance of the indicators proposed to evaluate the economic, social and/or environmental impacts of the project in concrete terms, against the initial targets.
  • Synergies: According to the resources required (technical, financial, human), capacity of the project leader(s) to mobilize cofunding and other outside support.
  • Type of aid sought: The Student Solidarity Awards primarily finance investment and training expenditures, but may if necessary contribute to covering the most strategic operating expenses for the effective implementation of the project (expenses, transportation costs, etc.).
  • Permanence: Consideration of the challenges of human training and development, involvement of local resources, etc.


Participate in the Student Solidarity Award by submitting your project.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Veolia.