From our friends at The Service Year Alliance (an initiative of Be The Change and The Aspen Institute):
The Service Year Alliance, the Lumina Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Campus Compact, announced the second year of the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge on January 13th. The effort challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service year opportunities connected to academic credit for their students. All post-secondary education institutions are welcome to apply by March 11th and compete for $100,000 in prizes.
The top three finalists in each category (public universities, private universities and community colleges) will receive a stipend to travel to the Aspen Institute’s headquarters in Washington, DC, on April 12th to pitch their ideas in-person to a distinguished panel of judges, higher education and national service experts and potential donors.
Generous support from the Lumina Foundation has made the prize possible. For more information, including how to apply, please visit SYchallenge.org. Three Q&A conference calls will also be held on January 28th, February 16th and March 1st. To participate, please register here.