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 2017 as the recipients
of the President's Prize, Ohio State's highest recognition
bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change.
Alina Sharafutdinova, of Dublin, Ohio, and Anna Voelker, from Pittsburgh,
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

  • June 26, 2018

    Online applicant information session at Noon via Carmen Connect
    RSVP encouraged but not required to presidentsprize@osu.edu

  • July 13, 2018

    Round One applications due by 11:59 p.m.

  • September 28, 2018

    Round Two applications due by 11:59 p.m.


The application is now open for this year's President's Prize. Round One applications are due by Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.