HonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship

Welcome to the 2018 Scholarship! 

The STORY:
For 5 years, every time we've raised the bar for our scholarship, you've surpassed it (see winners' work here). So this year, we're upping the challenge once again. To demonstrate our continued belief in students' phenomenal ability to use their learning to better the world around them, welcome to the:
HonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship
The GIST:
Whether through essays or multimedia, you've used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here's your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you'll better your community. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we're also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.
The PROCESS:
We will be breaking the process into 3 rounds, using the principles of design thinking:

     
  1. Design and submit your ROUND 1 proposal:
    • First 3 stages of design thinking Launch cycle
    • Students submit overall proposal based on the Ford Institute community building principles
    • We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability, offering feedback for those approved to move on to round 2.
    • Deadline: February 11, 2018, 11:59 MST
     
  2. Design and submit your ROUND 2 artifact:
    • Next 3 phases of design thinking launch cycle (all but the final launch)
    • Students submit an artifact representing their progress and learning
    • We give additional feedback
    • Deadline: March 18, 2018, 11:59 MST
     
  3. Design and submit your ROUND 3 reflection:
    • LAUNCH phase of design thinking launch cycle.
    • Students submit a final reflection that shares how their project is doing one of the following: 1) increasing connections, 2)building capacity, or 3) taking community-led action. They also share their ideas for acquiring further funding, in addition to the $5,000 from HGU if selected as the top finalist.
    • Include a video of yourself working on your project
    • Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 MST.
     
  4. We select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2018 to maximize impact.
  5. CLICK HERE for more details and FAQs on each round.
    CLICK HERE if you're a high school teacher or counselor to print our Teacher Flyer pdf.
    The RULES:
    • You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education.
    • All United States students are eligible.

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