The OZY Genius Awards found and supported the next generation of thought leaders.
Before Amanda Gorman delighted the world with her poetic genius at the 2021 presidential inauguration, she applied for and won an OZY Genius Award in 2017.
In addition to the cash award of up to $10,000, the 50 winners were also paired with a mentor to support them in launching their project.
Over 5 installments of the OZY Genius Awards, OZY's forward-thinking varsity award motivated students to dream big.
Concentrating on emerging and forthcoming innovations, the accolade recognized prodigies from every corner of the United States.
"These college students just got up to $10,000 for their genius ideas. Could the next genius be in today's college generation?
OZY Media seems to think so. They are awarding 10 students up to $10,000 for their exciting ideas at their second annual OZY Genius Awards tomorrow, March 31, to help launch their groundbreaking projects."
The OZY Genius Awards judges were a prestigious panel assembled from the brightest minds in various fields.
Comprising industry leaders, visionaries, and trailblazing entrepreneurs, these distinguished individuals brought a wealth of experience and expertise to the table.