As we emerge from a long winter into a new spring, with all the promise and uncertainty of a post-pandemic world, now’s the time to take your chance to make your genius ideas a reality.
Apply today for theOZY Genius Awards, which offer 10 college students the opportunity of a lifetime: up to $10,000, along with the expert guidance and mentoring to make a genius idea into a reality.
The Competition: Be sure to submit your application before April 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Entries will be judged by an all-star panel including Padma Lakshmi (TV host and author), Marc Lasry (investor and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks), Katty Kay (BBC presenter), Jalen Rose (NBA player turned commentator and philanthropist), Carmen Yulín Cruz (former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico), Cami Anderson (award-winning educator) and Dr. Monique Umphrey (president of Houston Community College Northeast).
Support: OZY’s Genius Team is happy to help provide some inspiration and answer your questions in special information sessions. Space is limited, and slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Colleges, universities and other organizations working with undergraduates may inquire here for more information. And if you wish to be a part of helping these world-changing dreams come true, drop us a line here.