The annual OZY Genius Awards gives 10 college age students up to $10,000 to pursue their genius idea!

Meet the OZY Genius Who's Making Arts Programs More Accessible

OZY Genius Award winner Grace Fisher caught a rare disease that paralyzed her from the neck down.

Meet the Inventor Who’s Taking Solar to the Next Level

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt has designed is a carport that protects your car from the elements while also charging it.

He's Taking on the For-Profit Prison Telecommunications Industry

Gabriel Saruhashi has developed an app that lets inmates and their loved ones stay in touch for free.

This OZY Genius Is Educating the Educators on Trans Students

Dan Eggers is making the academic world better, safer and more LGBTQ friendly.


Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

This OZY Genius Is Looking to Level the Playing Field for All Content Creators

Brandy Merriweather is providing free support for digital creatives who are Black, Indigenous and people of color.

Health Care Is Not Lost in Translation With This App

If you need urgent hospital care AND a translator, that spells trouble.

This OZY Genius Helps Students Write Dazzling College Admissions Essays

Dyllen Nellis wants every student to have the chance to tell their best story, regardless of income.

Meet the Community Activist Who’s Standing Up to Gentrification

OGA winner Marcinia Johnson is digging in and fighting hard for affordable housing for seniors in Charlotte.

The OZY Genius Offering Homeless Youths a Break

Tony Shu is helping young people overcome barriers with the first ever transitional employment program for homeless youth.

This OZY Genius Linked Displaced People to Language Students

OZY Genius Award winner Elise Shea launched a digital language-learning platform that's helping refugees around the world.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

This OZY Genius Is Making Education in Uganda Delicious

Joel Baraka wants to give every student a chance to achieve their dreams.

This OZY Genius Tackled Korean Pensions

Applications for the 2021 OZY Genius Awards are now open — learn more and apply today.

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