If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be?

Ohio State students have powerful ideas for making our world
a better place and the ambition to transform ideas into action. The new President’s Prize
provides two graduating seniors the crucial connections and financial support
they need to advance innovative ideas for change in their first year after graduation.
It is an investment in social transformation and in individuals
who are passionate about creating a better world.

What is your vision for change?

Two graduating seniors were selected in November 2016 as the recipients
of the first-ever President's Prize, Ohio State's highest recognition
bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change.
Margaret Griffin, of Cincinnati, and KayMesha Knox, a Columbus native,
each will receive a $50,000 living stipend and up to $50,000 in startup funding.
President's Prize financial support is supplemented by access to faculty mentors
and other accomplished experts, as well as opportunities to share project ideas
with Ohio State's global community of alumni, friends and partners.

Key Dates


The round one application deadline has passed. Round two applicants should use the "apply here" button to submit their materials by the deadline: October 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.