‘Global Student Prize 2021’ for Extraordinary Students Worldwide ($50,000 prize)

Application deadline: 30 April 2021 Extended: May 16, 2021

About the prize

The Varkey Foundation has designed the Chegg.org Global Students Prize 2021- a USD 50,000 sister prize to the Global Teacher Prize 1 million USD- to honor the contributions of exceptional students around the world that are creating a genuine impact on learning, the lives of their peers and on the society in general. If you are a student with great academic achievement(s), you can apply or you can nominate another student who has made a great achievement with respect to the issues just mentioned.

Global Student Prize Details

Application deadline: 30 April 2021 Extended: May 16, 2021

Awarding institution: Varkey Foundation

Number of shortlisted candidates: 50

Number of finalists and final winners: 10

Prize value: 50,000 USD

Other benefits

By winning the Global Student Prize, you will get the following benefits:

  • Gain national and international coverage of your contributions
  • Have the chance to take part in national and international discussions on policy and activities impacting students and their education.
  • Membership in Chegg Changemaker community for the top 50 finalists working together to build a better world,
  • The chance to attend the winning ceremony of the prize.


  • The prize is open to any student at least at the age of 16, enrolled in an academic institution, a training or skills program.
  • Students who are enrolled in online courses, as well as part-time ones, are also eligible.
  • Students can be in any kind of school, in adherence to the binding law in any country in the world.
  • The foundation is seeking students who meet a combination of the following criteria.

Assessment criteria

Candidates or nominees for the prize will be evaluated according to their:

  • Academic accomplishment
  • Influence on their fellow students
  • How they can make a change in their community and beyond
  • How they triumph the obstacles to obtain their goals
  • Their innovation, and
  • Their fostering of global citizenship.

How To Apply

Eligible students can apply themselves or nominate other students whom they are sure about to have made an exceptional achievement.

Note: Make sure you read the terms and conditions of the prize before applying or nominating others.

You should download the application form to prepare your answers to the questions in advance.

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