2024 Global Student Prize for Extraordinary Students ($100,000 Prize)

Competition Grant / Award in Education and Languages
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Apply Before : April 28, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 116092
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 10
  • Fields of study Education
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Varkey Foundation accepts applications and nominations for the 2023 Global Students Prize from excellent international students. The 2024 Global Student Prize is a USD 100,000 cash award to honor the contributions of exceptional students worldwide. Those who create a genuine impact on learning, the lives of their peers, and society in general are welcome to apply for the Prize.

The Chegg.org Global Student Prize welcomes students aged 16 and above from academic institutions or training programs, including part-time and online learners.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic excellence, peer impact, community involvement, resilience, creativity, innovation, and global citizenship.

In 2021, the Varkey Foundation, in partnership with Chegg.org, launched the Global Students Prize, which continues parallel to its sister award of the one million USD Global Teacher Prize.

Outstanding teachers with great achievements can check updates for the Global Teacher Prize 2024 (1 Million USD). Please stay updated as soon as the Foundation announces application openings.

Important Dates of the Global Student Prize

Applications and Nominations Status: Open

Entry Deadline: 28 April 2024 at 23.59 (GMT+1)

Result Notification of Successful Entrants: Bty mid-July 2024

Winner Announcement: Later in the year

Brief Details

Awarding Institution: Varkey Foundation

Shortlisted Candidates: 50

Finalists and Final Winners: 10

Total Prize Value: USD 100,000

Eligible Countries: All

Gender: Male/Female

Field of Prize: Education

Benefits of the Global Students Prize

By winning the Global Student Prize, entrants will get the following benefits:

  • Total USD 100,000 Cash Prize;
  • Attend financial counseling sessions of charge by VF;
  • Gain national and international coverage of applicants’ contributions;
  • Opportunity to participate in national and international discussions on policy and activities impacting students and their education;
  • Membership in the Chegg Changemaker community for the top 50 finalists working together to build a better world;
  • Have a chance to attend the winning ceremony of the Prize.

Eligibility Criteria

All candidates must meet the following set of requirements to apply for the 2024 Global Students Prize:

  • Be at least 16 years old;
  • Enrolled in an academic institution, a training, or skills program;
  • Enrolled in online courses and part-time ones are also eligible;
  • Can be in any school, in adherence to the binding law in any country in the world;
  • Not banned from taking part in the Contest or receiving the Prize under the applicable law of their country;
  • Have no criminal record;
  • Not have acted to bring the VF, its affiliates, the teaching profession, or any GEMS Education group company into disrepute. Or must not put the VF respective agent, directors, officers, employees, and VF and Chegg Parties into disrepute or to have been adversely prejudicial to the interests of any of them;

 Assessment Criteria of the Global Students Prize

The judges will evaluate candidates or nominees against the following criteria:

  • Academic accomplishment;
  • Influence on their fellow students;
  • Making changes in their community and beyond;
  • Tackling the obstacles to obtain their goals;
  • Innovation and creativity of the applicant;
  • Fostering of global citizenship

Selection Process

The selection process for the 2024 Global Students Prize is as follows:

  1. Application process closure initiates scoring and reading by a panel of online judges.
  2. The top 50 finalists are selected.
  3. A Prize Committee chooses ten finalists.
  4. The Global Student Prize Academy picks the winner through a secure online voting system, following additional screening and checks.
  5. PricewaterhouseCoopers (or equivalent reputable firm selected by VF) monitors the process to ensure transparency.

Post Selection Criteria

Please consider these criteria after your selection:

  • The US$100,000 Prize will be awarded to the winner by VF, subject to applicable tax laws and these Terms and Conditions.
  • The winner and connected persons must not engage in activities that harm the teaching profession, VF Parties, or Chegg for one year following the Prize award.
  • The winner must attend financial counseling sessions provided by VF if suggested.
  • Prize money cannot be used for purposes that may tarnish the reputation of the winner, Chegg, or VF Parties, engage in illegal activities, or participate in political activities.
  • The winner must have or open a bank account for prize remittance. If under 18, parents or legal guardians may open an account to be transferred to the winner upon turning 18, subject to country-specific regulations.
  • The winner may need to report expenditures exceeding US$5,000 upon request annually.
  • Any proposed public speaking engagements, press statements, or interviews require prior written notice of 14 days. VF must be briefed and consulted to ensure the content meets their standards.

How to apply?

Eligible students can apply or nominate others they are sure to have made an exceptional achievement by entering the links below. Candidates must download the application form to prepare their answers to the questions in advance.

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For more details about the Global Student Prize, please visit the Varkey Foundation official website or read the Terms and Conditions of the Prize before applying or nominating others.


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