Win a Cash Prize of $10,000 for US Students in the Up to Us Campus Competition 2021-2022

Are you a student enrolled at a college or university in the USA?

Then apply for the Up to US Campus Competition 2021-2022 to win a cash prize of up to $10,000

and a lot of other amazing benefits.

Application Deadline: unspecified


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  • All Team Leaders: All Team Leaders and Members get access to this year’s weekly virtual training calls featuring Up to Us and Clinton Global Initiative University Alumni, skills-building training, and networking.
  • First Place Team: $10,000 cash prize, core members of the winning team will be invited to attend a national conference where their achievement will be formally announced and recognized, and all prizes listed below
  • Top 10 Teams: $1,000 cash prize, an all-expenses-paid trip for the team leader and 1 team member, a letter of recommendation upon request, and all prizes listed below
  • Top 20 Teams: An all-expenses-paid trip for one person to attend the prize trip, and all prizes listed below.
  • Top 50 Teams: Receive an exclusive “Career Package” that includes: Acclaim digital badges and priority access to Harvard Business School Online Courses (applications will be prioritized in the reviewing process over teams that did not make it in the Top 50)

In addition to the cash benefits, there are other perks;

  • Every student/team who competes in the Up to Us Campus Competition will receive the necessary funding to execute creative and effective campaigns.
  • Access to leadership and project management training through live trainings and at your fingertips through our Crew2030 platform means you can develop your skills when, where, and how you want
  • Unparalleled access to thought-leaders in public policy, fiscal policy, social entrepreneurship, and more, as well as an opportunity to meet your peers and fellow emerging leaders
  • Dedicated staff support to ensure your team and campaigns are as efficient and effective as possible
  • An invitation into the Up to Us Alumni Network (and its varied perks!), upon completion of the Competition.


  • Students enrolled at a college or university in the United States are welcome to apply to participate in Up to Us. 
  • To receive prize money, each participant must have a valid tax ID number and be at least 18 years old. (Exceptions: if your state of residence is Alabama or Nebraska, you must be at least 19 years old; if your state of residence is Mississippi, you must be at least 21 years old), and must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel in order to attend conferences or other trips.
  • Not a current student on a college campus? There are more ways to engage and make an impact. Consider signing the pledge and hosting an event in your community.

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Application Instructions

Successful teams are able to commit 3-5 hours a week to building and executing their campaign

over the course of the semester.

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About the Up to Us Campus Competition 2021-2022

Up to Us is a program that empowers students to educate peers on our long-term national debt,

how it could affect their economic opportunities, and what our generation can do to have a voice in

raising awareness of our fiscal challenges.

Discover more opportunities from Up to Us.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Deadline for application is unspecified.
  • Student campaigns will be judged by competition organizers and a diverse panel. Campaigns will be scored on a variety of criteria including the success of key campaign activities and the creativity and vision behind those activities.

Past Winners

  • 2020 – 2021 Winner: Baruch College
  • 2019 – 2020 Winner: Mesa Community College
  • 2018 – 2019 Winner: Oakland University (MI)
  • 2017 – 2018 Winner: SUNY Old Westbury
  • 2016 – 2017 Winner: Jackson State University
  • 2015 – 2016 Winner: College of William & Mary
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