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Reimagine Challenge 2020

Up to $1 million in scholarships and prizes will be awarded through the selection of up to 20 final winning entries.

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has launched the Reimagine Challenge 2020, a scholarship opportunity for current college and university students, in response to the current societal challenges the world is facing.

The Reimagine Challenge is inviting students to write a project proposal addressing one of two topics:

Sparking a Global Movement

What is one concrete way that YOU could motivate 1,000,000 people to work in concert to make the world meaningfully better within 10 years?  What would you do, what would be the key steps to grow an effective massive action, and why would this have a significant impact?  Why should we have confidence that you will succeed and how would we know that you had succeeded?

Community Impact from COVID

What is the most surprising or unusual insight you have had about your community in the wake of the pandemic?  Given this insight, what is the most important concrete action that YOU and a growing group of others could take to help your community or country better respond to changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic? How would you and we know you had succeeded?

The challenge is open to all students over the age of 18 and currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree program.

After two rounds of submissions and judging, up to $1 million will be awarded in scholarships and prizes through the selection of up to 20 final winning entries, with each winning entry receiving up to a total of $25,000 as tuition scholarships through their institutions. The institution where the winner is currently enrolled will also receive up to $25,000. When public health permits, all winning authors will be invited to a celebration event hosted by Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

All Round 1 proposals must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. EST (9:59 p.m. MST), Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

For information on entries, criteria, judging and more please visit