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​​December 4 (Deadline extended) : Submission deadline for CGI U 2016, University of California-Berkeley, CA

The Clinton Global Initiative University meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities, funding will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their ideas into action.

December 4: Global Social Ventures Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition is the world’s preeminent social venture competition providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and up to $50,000 in prize money to transform their business ideas into positive real-world impact. GSVC leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.  Through our global network of 13 partner schools and competitions, we give teams the connections, support, and exposure needed to advance their social ventures


First round due on December 4

Regional Finals around February 2016 (varies by region)

Final Presentations on April 1-2 2016​​

​​​​​​​March 11: Application Deadline for Generous U​

Generous U is a national contest to increase awareness and involvement of students on college campuses about the importance and impact of philanthropy and philanthropic values. Student groups are invited to compete for the $10,000 Sillerman prize and the Generous U award. The competition is judged based on the proposals and videos submitted by undergraduate and graduate students eligible to receive the prize through their college or university.​

April 30: Application Deadline for Social Impact Summer 

This 8-week program challenges students to develop the skills to build and lead mission-centered social impact institutions. Each cohort is comprised of 10 students and 1 Program Leader, with each participant placed in a 30hr/week professional internship with a social impact institution working in their field (education, agriculture, public health, etc).