Before You Apply

President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the eighth annual CGI U meeting from March 6-8, 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The meeting will bring 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.

Over $900,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2015 participants to help them turn their ideas into action. 61 colleges and universities have already joined the CGI University Network, pledging to provide over $800,000 total to student attendees from member universities.  The Resolution Project will also host a social venture pitch competition onsite and provide 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 HealthThe CGI U 2015 agenda is now available, and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.  You may also browse the agendas from the 20142013, 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 mapapplication tips and application checklistIf you have any questions, please call 212.710.4492 or email cgiu.applicant@clintonglobalinitiative.org.