Eligibility & Criteria


Am I eligible? If the answer is yes to the following, we would love to consider your application:

  • Are you a young person between the ages of 14-18 in the United States?

  • Have you leveraged STEM to address a problem you care about in your own community or a community to  which you have a personal connection?

  • Did you put your idea into action at least 3 months ago?

  • Are you committed to creating long-lasting positive impact?

  • Are you committed to mobilizing more young people to join the changemaker movement?

  • Are you the founder, co-founder, or hold an equivalent leadership position within the initiative your application represents?

  • Do you have at least one other person on your team?

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to engage with other Changemakers?

  • Are you able to submit your application in English?


How will winners be chosen? Entries will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Changemaker Quality: You identify as a Changemaker and are already taking steps to make a real difference, big or small by leveraging STEM for social change.

  • Creativity: Whether you’re tackling a new challenge or bringing a different perspective to an existing problem, you’re doing it in a fresh and innovative way that challenges the norm.

  • Commitment: You’re ready to stick by your project and leave a lasting impact. This is not a one off project, instead you are committed to making a difference well into the future.

  • Connection: You are focused on making a difference in a community that is close to you and your experiences. You are open to connecting with others and working together to solve the problem you care about.