The University of Evansville says the COVID-19 healthcare crisis is forcing it to take its sixth annual High School Changemaker Challenge into the virtual world. Winners of the competition will receive a full-tuition scholarship to the school.
In previous years, teams of students have submitted projects for the competition. But UE says due to the difficulties of gathering amidst the pandemic, the challenge will seek online entries from individual students and judging will be conducted virtually.
Students can submit an idea spanning several categories, from health and social justice to environmental and regional issues.
“Our hope is that this competition inspires a generation of youth to think big and positively impact the world around them,” said Jill Griffin, UE’s interim vice president for enrollment and marketing.
UE says any high school junior or senior in America and around the world is invited to participate for a chance to win one of several four-year, full-tuition scholarships at the University of Evansville.
A virtual session scheduled for Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm will launch the event. Ideas must be submitted by January 18. Winners will be announced on February 1.
To learn more about the challenge, click here.