UE's High School Changemaker Challenge

The University is looking for students who are currently high school-aged and have an idea about how to improve our world, whether locally or globally. We believe that everyone is a changemaker. As a high school student, you too can make a difference – big or small. At the University of Evansville, we help students understand complex problems and provide students with the knowledge and tools to address those complex problems with innovative solutions. Through a design process, we want students to refine their ideas to adequately address problems, big and small.

The High School Changemaker Challenge wants students, regardless of where you attend school, to form teams to address these problems. The University of Evansville then commits to work with you and your team to bring that idea to reality. It is a process that we are committed to working with students who then choose to attend the University of Evansville for the college career.

The High School Changemaker Challenge will be broken down into three rounds of competition.

Round 1: Video submission

The first round is a 60 second idea video that you and your team must submit by the determined deadline. The video must include you and your teammates. Please keep any school or organization identities off of the video. Use the time to introduce us to you and your idea. Include why you chose this project and why you think it matters. The top 20 video submissions will be contacted that they have made it to the second round. Video submissions should be submitted to centerforinnovation@evansville.edu

Round 2: On-Campus Pitch

The top 20 teams will develop a five-minute pitch to explain their project. The pitches will be presented before a panel of judges. Pitches should identify a problem, introduce the team's solution or product and explain how the idea is feasible. The top six teams from round 2 will be announced on-site and will present to a final panel of judges later the same day.

The winning teams will receive four-year scholarships to attend the University of Evansville.

  • 1st place team: Full tuition
  • 2nd place team: $26,000 per year
  • 3rd place team: $22,000 per year
  • 3 Runner up teams: $18,000 per year

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