GRC Social Impact Essay Competition
Solutions for Good
A platform for ambitious high school students to share ideas for social good
GRC is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit with branches at 23 top global universities, such as Harvard, Penn, and Columbia. Every year over 1,000 GRC members help startups, NGOs, governments, and corporations around the globe solve their challenging social impact issues. This year we are inviting high school students from around the world to brainstorm with our community Solutions for Good.
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Authors will be offered an internship with one of GRC university branches and will support a consulting team with a client project from February to May 2024.
Authors will get an Ivy League mentor to support them in their academic journey for at least three coaching sessions.
Essays will be published by GRC's think tank on our Insights platform and all authors will receive a digital laureate certificate.
Authors will receive a digital finalist certificate.
Write an argumentative piece identifying an important problem
that the world faces today and offer a compelling solution on how to solve it.
Focus your essay on one of these topics
How can countries, companies, and / or communities balance economic growth, resource consumption, and wealth distribution?
From nutrition to vaccination, how can we improve human quality of life around the globe?
With step changes in AI, automation, and tele-communications, technology has the potential to unlock prosperity for our society. How can we harness its power for the greater good?
Minimum 500, maximum 800 words (excluding titles, references, and footnotes).
You can attach up to 2 charts or infographics to support your argument.
You can submit an essay as an individual or a group of up to 3 students.
All essays will be screened for plagiarism using software. Any plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
Reference all sources, preferably using Chicago citation style. References do not count towards the word limit.
August 1st, 2023
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February 1st, 2024