The Varkey Foundation/ Global Student Prize 2021


Application Deadline: April 30th 2021

The Varkey Foundation has launched the Global Student Prize this year, a US$50,000 sister award to the Global Teacher Prize, to highlight the efforts of extraordinary students throughout the world that are making a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers and on society beyond. is the impact, advocacy, and research arm of Chegg: addressing the issues facing the modern student. The Global Student Prize is open to all students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled in an academic institution or training and skills programme. Part time students as well as students enrolled in online courses are also eligible for the prize.

Today’s students are burdened with so many challenges: living through the greatest disruption to learning in history, shouldering high levels personal debt, and navigating a job market that is undergoing rapid transformation in the midst of an economic crisis. But as the burden of the past falls on students’ shoulders, they have the power to change the world and build their future.

Students applying for the Global Student Prize will be assessed on their academic achievement, impact on their peers, how they make a difference in their community and beyond, how they overcome the odds to achieve, how they demonstrate creativity and innovation, and how they operate as global citizens.


The Global Student Prize is open to all students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled in an academic institution or training and skills program. Part time students as well as students enrolled in online courses are also eligible for the prize. The prize is open to students in every kind of school and, subject to local laws, in every country in the world. 


• National and international recognition of your achievements – as a top 50 shortlisted candidate, top 10 finalist or the overall winner.
• The chance to become engaged in national and international discussions on policy and campaigns affecting students and student education. This includes sharing a platform with the winner of the Global Teacher Prize.
• Membership of the Chegg Changemaker community for the top 50 finalists –a global community of students working together to make life better for their peers and the world they will inherit.
• The potential to win the Global Student Prize and receive a prize of US$50,000 as well as attend the winning ceremony.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Varkey Foundation/ Global Student Prize 2021


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