UE Set For First 'Changemaker Challenge'

Posted: Updated:
Winning students will receive a free tuition scholarship to UE each year for four years. Winning students will receive a free tuition scholarship to UE each year for four years.

The University of Evansville is hosting its first High School Changemaker Challenge. The university says the objective is to motivate young people to find "innovative and creative solutions to challenges facing today's world."

Teams from 12 high schools will compete to solve local, national or global challenges. Their presentations will be judged by community leaders from Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. 

The teams will be judged on several criteria, including identification of a need, innovation, feasibility and potential impact, how self-sustaining the solution is and effectiveness of the presentation. Teams from the following schools will be competing:

  • Boonville High School
  • Bosse High School
  • Castle High School
  • Central High School
  • Early College at Ivy Tech
  • Mater Dei
  • Memorial High School
  • New Tech Institute
  • North High School
  • Reitz High School
  • Shepard Law Academy
  • Tecumseh High School

Any member of the winning team who chooses to attend the University of Evansville will receive a full-tuition scholarship each year for four years, so long as they adhere to certain requirements. Additional scholarships and cash prizes will be given to second and third place teams.

Click here to learn more about the High School Changemaker Challenge.

  • Perspectives

    • We’re Having the Wrong Conversations About Safety

      Every time there’s a shooting at a school or a workplace, the arguments begin. We need more police officers stationed in the buildings. We need to arm teachers or encourage employees to carry handguns. We should invest in smokescreen systems or bulletproof partitions. Everyone should hide from the shooter. Everyone should run from the shooter. Everyone should confront the shooter. It’s healthy that we’re discussing safety, but unfortunately, we’re talking...



  • Most Popular Stories

    • West Lafayette Center Breaks Ground

      West Lafayette city officials this week broke ground on the $31.5 million West Lafayette Wellness and Aquatic Center at Cumberland Park. Plans for the 72,000-square-foot project feature a natatorium, three gymnasiums, exercise machines, free weights and community rooms. 

    • (courtesy: Frank Logan/Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc.)

      Historic Military Convoy to Cross Indiana

      A sentinel moment of U.S. history is playing out Sunday in South Bend when the recreation of the U.S. Army Transcontinental Military Convoy rolls into town. Approximately 70 historic military vehicles are retracing the original 1919 cross country trip which traveled along the famed Lincoln Highway.

    • Forbes Ranks Top Colleges; 3 Indiana Schools Make the Cut

      Forbes released its 12th annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges based on direct benefits a university or college provides its students. Several Indiana universities made the list in some “sub-categories”, like Grateful Graduates Index, but the University of Notre Dame was the only school in the state to break the top 20 overall rankings.

    • Photo courtesy of Crestwood Village

      Justus Rental Properties Details Closures

      Indianapolis-based Justus Rental Properties, Inc. has announced it will be closing its assisted living service line at Crestwood Village West and Crestwood Village East. The company is also is in the process of selling the both communities.

    • (photo courtesy of the Marshall County EDC)

      Wire and Cable Startup to Set Up Shop in Argos

      A startup wire and cable company has announced plans to launch operations in Marshall County. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Sequel Wire and Cable LLC will invest $53 million to purchase and equip the 50,000-square-foot Argos Manufacturing Center and create 120 jobs by the end of 2024. The company plans to expand the facility to more than 162,000 square feet and begin operations in early 2020. The $2.7 million Argos Manufacturing Center was built in part with...