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GRC Social Impact Essay Competition

Solutions for Good

A platform for ambitious high school students to share ideas for social good

Our 2023 Competition has concluded.

A recap and the results of the competition can be found on this page.

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. 

Awards

Top 5

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.

Top 6-10

Authors will get an Ivy League mentor to support them in their academic journey for at least three coaching sessions.

Top 30

Essays will be published by GRC's think tank on our Insights platform and all authors will receive a digital laureate certificate.

Top 31-50

Authors will receive a digital finalist certificate.

Prompts

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

Sustainable
Development

How can countries, companies, and / or communities balance economic growth, resource consumption, and wealth distribution?

Global
Health

From nutrition to vaccination, how can we improve human quality of life around the globe?

Technology
for Good

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?

Rules

Wordcount

Minimum 500, maximum 800 words (excluding titles, references, and footnotes).

Graphics

You can attach up to 2 charts or infographics to support your argument.

Authors

You can submit an essay as an individual or a group of up to 3 students.

Plagiarism

References

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.

Timeline

Pre-registration

opens

August 1st, 2023

Webinar

hosted

Submission deadline

December 10th, 2023

Results

announced

February 1st, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please email us at info@grcglobalgroup.com

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