Before You Apply
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton hosted the eighth annual CGI U meeting from March 6-8, 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The meeting brought together more than 1,000 student innovators and entrepreneurs to make Commitments to Action that address some of the world's most pressing challenges. The final application deadline was December 1, 2014.
More than $900,000 in funding was provided to select CGI U 2015 participants to help them turn their ideas into action. 70 colleges and universities joined the CGI University Network for 2015, pledging to provide more than $800,000 total to student attendees from member universities. The Resolution Project also hosted a social venture pitch competition on-site and provided an additional $100,000 to some of the most promising commitment-makers.
Students must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to make a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The CGI U 2015 agenda is online, and includes session information and speaker biographies. You may also browse the agendas from the 2014, 2013, and 2012 meetings to learn more about the CGI U meeting and previous program participants.
To learn more about the CGI U application process, students can also review the CGI U commitments map, application tips and application checklist. If you have any questions, please call 212.710.4492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.