The annual OZY Genius Awards gives 10 college age students up to $10,000 to pursue their genius idea! The 2021 program is now underway through April 30, 2021. Apply today.

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.

This OZY Genius Tackled Korean Pensions

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

OZY Genius Awards Offer $10,000 Scholarships. Apply Now

In the latest installment of the OZY Genius Awards, 10 college students will be selected to receive grants of up to $10,000 to help them pursue their dreams.

Are You an OZY Genius? You Could Win $10,000

We’re giving 10 bright minds 10K to make passion projects come to life.


Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Take a Bow, OZY Genius Class of 2018

These 10 college students are receiving up to $10,000 to pursue their genius ideas.

A Solution to Vietnam's Amputee Problem?

Two college students are setting out to give Vietnam’s amputee population better access to prosthetics.

The Code-a-thon That Aims to Make the World Better

Nonprofits don’t always have the resources to invest in technology.

Big Banking + Silicon Valley: The Dream Team That Can Improve Cash Flow?

JPMorgan Chase is teaming up with startups to create financial tools that make a difference.

This Student Is Tapping An Underused Source for Language Lessons: Displaced People

OZY Genius Award winner Elise Shea, the founder of Speak to Me, a digital language-learning platform, shares her story.


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.

What Genius Inspired You?

OZY asked its applicants for the 2017 OZY Genius awards to tell us who inspired them.

Got Voter Anger Issues? There's An App for That

OZY Genius Award Winner Aidan McCarty thought it was better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, so he did: Meet ePluribus.

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