UE High School Changemaker Challenge Winner to Receive Full Scholarships
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017
This week, the Institute for Global Enterprise at the University of Evansville hosts its second annual High School Changemaker Challenge, a competition for participating area high school students. The event is Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21-22, in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
During the competition, teams from each school vie to solve local, national, or global challenges through innovation and creativity. Twelve teams are competing in this year’s competition. Participating high schools include: Boonville, Bosse, Castle, Central, Gibson Southern, Jasper, Mater Dei, Memorial, North, North Posey, Reitz, and Vincennes Lincoln.
The event kicks off Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. with an opening ceremony, with competition from 9:15-11:52 a.m. Announcement of the top six teams and an awards ceremony is at 1:15 p.m. On Wednesday, from 10:00-11:17 a.m., a championship round will be held for the remaining teams, with the winner announced at 11:40 a.m. at an awards ceremony.
Members of the winning team who choose UE as a college destination will receive a full-tuition scholarship annually for four years, as long he or she remains consecutively enrolled each semester as a full-time student, maintains satisfactory academic progress toward their degree, and fulfills the two-year residency requirement in campus housing. UE admission requirements also apply.
Each team’s presentation will be judged by community leaders. The criteria for selecting the winner include: identification of a need, how innovative the solution is, feasibility and potential impact of the solution, self-sustainability of the solution, and effectiveness of the presentation.
Sponsors of the event include title sponsor Toyota Motors of North America, Randy Miller, Water Street Partners, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union, Michael Gerlich, and Q the Deer.