The OZY Genius Awards

Got grand plans for the summer but aren’t sure how to fund them? Apply to the OZY Genius Awards by April 18 to earn up to $10,000 for your summer experience:

The OZY Genius Awards are giving up to $100,000 in summer stipends to college students who have a plan to shake up the world.

OZY Genius AwardsOZY, a new daily digital magazine with more than 10M monthly unique visitors, is launching a celebration of young genius. We will award 10 summer stipends to deserving college students to help them shake up the world. We want to back the next Albert Einstein or Jerry Yang, Oprah Winfrey or Wendy Kopp, as they write a book, film a documentary, launch a new company or create the next Teach For America. The competition is open until April 18, with winners announced on May 4.

Competition Details: Students competing to be named an OZY Genius will be asked to submit a 2-3-page proposal or a video of up to 3 minutes outlining their project. Entries will be accepted through April 18. The names of award winners will be announced on May 4. Ten students will receive between $3,000 and $10,000 for their summer projects, and their work will be profiled on OZY this fall. A distinguished group of judges, including Emerson Collective’s Laurene Powell Jobs and Google’s David Drummond, will select the winners. Like American Idol, online voting will also play a role in who is named an inaugural OZY Genius.