Save the World on Your Way to College!
The Global Challenge is an online international competition that encourages learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. If you are not yet in college, then we invite you to register, study, produce work and reap the rewards!
Who Can Join the Global Challenge?
All students who are not yet in college are invited to participate. We aim our materials for students aged 14-17, but welcome all who are not yet in college. There are two ways to participate – as an individual or as part of a team. For team projects, you select a friend and an adult (called a Country Team) and then join forces with a similar team from another country (called an International Team).
When does the Global Challenge Start and End?
Registration is open year around and the main activities run from September to April each year. Solutions are judged each May and college scholarships and prizes awarded in June
What Projects make up the Global Challenge?
There are 6 main project areas that are part of the Challenge. Some are designed specifically for teams, others you can do alone. You can mix and match your projects based on your interest level and time. In other words, you could form a team to compete in one competition and, at the same time, work on individual points for yourself.
Global Business Plan
Build an International Team, envision a global solution, create a detailed business plan, and win up to $1000 per person.
Technical Innovation Plan
Build an International Team, envision any kind of technical solution, explain it and win up to $500 per person
Work on your own, win up to $250.
Green Earth Corps
Work on your own or with any team, build a home and business auditing service, earn while you learn and serve. No limit on your earning!
Work on your own or with any team, earn fame and recognition.
Work with a local team and teacher, build a operating model for a competition, earn prizes and awards for your school.
Want to see last year’s winning projects? Visit our Patent Office.
What are the Other Rewards?
Besides cash scholarships, we award tuition summer institutes on a college campus, travel support, and prizes. You earn certificates, letters of recommendation for college or jobs, and the satisfaction of knowing that YOU created your own goals around your own ideas, set your own pace, and made a contribution to Saving the World on Your Way to College!