Courtesy of the Franklin Project @ the Aspen Institute

The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship and the Corporation for National & Community Service announced the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge on January 15th.

The effort challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service year opportunities connected to academic credit for their students. All post-secondary education institutions are welcome to apply by March 6th and compete for $100,000 in prizes.The top three finalists in each category (public universities, private universities, and community colleges) will receive a stipend to travel to the Aspen Institute’s headquarters in Washington, DC, on April 15th to pitch their ideas in-person to a distinguished panel of judges, higher education, and national service experts and potential donors. Generous support from the Lumina Foundation has made the prize possible.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit SYchallenge.org. Two Q&A conference calls will also be held on February 19th and 26th – please register on the About page if interested.