The Clinton Global Initiative University, founded by Bill Clinton in 2007, is focused on the concept of engaging the next generation of college campus leaders around the world. The aim is to inspire students from all over the world to contribute to new initiatives that answer important concerns.
Over 7,000 commitments have been made since the start of the program in 2007, and funding of more than $4 million has been awarded through CGI U to commitment makers.
Each year, the University of the Clinton Global Initiative brings together undergraduate and graduate students from various parts of the world who are committed to taking action in their communities to solve a pressing problem and are inspired to make positive improvements in the areas of education, poverty alleviation, peace and human rights, environment and climate change, and public health.
Accepted students will be able to participate in a year-round program that provides access to a curriculum for social impact; high-touch mentorship; funding streams; and events for student engagement, including the Howard University virtual annual meeting of CGI U 2021.
Via the following alliances, candidates will be given additional programming:
Working with the Peter G. Peterson Civic Concerns and Fiscal Sustainability Foundation.
Collaboration with IBM to help students develop Coronavirus app-based projects.
Collaboration with the Call for a Climate Change Code.
Collaboration with Verizon to enable students to create novel solutions to important domestic problems with technology.
Requirements for eligibility:
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, the applicant must never have been admitted into the CGU, must be at least 18 years of age and must have been enrolled in a higher education institution at the time of application.
Method for Application and Selection:
The Clinton Global University Selection Committee will review the applications and all applicants will be informed of the final decision in February 2021.
The Committee is committed to selecting a group of students from diverse cultures, countries, perspectives, schools, academic studies and project areas who demonstrate their willingness to improve their leadership skills and competences, their drive to overcome unique challenges and their commitment to the year-long program of CGI U.
CGI U 2021 Program Schedule:
Accepted CGI U students will have to attend and fully participate in the four online modules activities. The average time commitment for each module is 3 hours.
Module One: February 2021.
Module Two: March 2021.
Module Three: April 2021.
Module Four: May 1, 2021 – November 2021.
Graduation Criteria for CGI U:
Commitment mentors will review and document the participation of students in the CGI U program and ensure that they meet the criteria for graduation.
Students must complete the following during the course in order to complete the program and become eligible for CGI U’s letters of recommendation, Commitment-Maker seal, and several other opportunities:
Friday, January 15 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.