Clinton Global Initiative University Outstanding Commitment Awards

11 March 2009

Clinton Global Initiative University Outstanding Commitment Awards

Application Deadline: April 3, 2009

On behalf of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), we are pleased to provide information about the CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards, a potential source of funding for innovative student service and activism projects. The 2009 Awards are generously supported by the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Wal-Mart Foundation. Together, $400,000 will be distributed to various students and student groups who have made commitments to addressing the world’s most pressing global challenges. Applications will be accepted through April 3, 2009.

As you may know, the Clinton Global Initiative is an action-oriented platform that seeks to catalyze new partnerships, practices, and initiatives by and among its members that address social and environmental problems. CGI U is a project of the Clinton Global Initiative that seeks to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.

Commitments to Action are the primary mechanisms by which CGI U engages its members to take action. Each CGI U member must make commitment that is a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on campus, in a local community, or in different parts of the world. Commitments can be made in any of the five CGI U focus areas: Education, Energy & Climate Change, Global Health, Peace & Human Rights, and Poverty Alleviation.

The CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards will provide recognition and financial support for a select number of CGI U commitments. To apply for the awards, please fill out an Outstanding Commitment Award application here.

Any questions about the application can be directed to

Feel free to browse the CGI U website for ideas and examples of CGI U Commitments to Action.

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