Apply to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University at Northeastern University (Fully-funded)

Apply: Clinton Global Initiative University at Northeastern University

Apply to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University at Northeastern University (Fully-funded)

Deadline: May 1, 2017


Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.


Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U 2017 will take place at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from October 13-15, 2017. The meeting will bring together more than 1,100 students to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.


Before You Apply

The 10th annual CGI U meeting will take place October 13-15, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities, over $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of application. (Ex: A student graduating after the May 1, 2017 final deadline would be eligible to apply.) Students who will be at least 18 years of age and enrolled in an institution of higher education by October 2017 are also eligible to apply. (Ex: A high school senior who turns 18 years of age in June 2017 and commences university studies by October 2017 or a university graduate enrolling in an advanced degree program by October 2017 would also be eligible to apply.)



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To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to design a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. All invited attendees will be notified by the end of May or early June.


To learn more about the CGI U application process, students can review the CGI U commitments mapapplication tips, and application checklistClick here for more information about funding opportunities for student commitment-makers.


Are you a student or university faculty member based in the New York City area? Come to our info session at the Fashion Institute of Technology on March 22 at 6:30 PM! CGI U staff will offer a presentation about the Commitment to Action model and how to apply to attend CGI U 2017. There will be a panel and networking opportunities, and light refreshments will be served. Interested? Register here.



Step 1: Identify the type of CGI U application to submit.

Step 2: Prepare your Commitment to Action.

Step 3: Fill out and submit the online application.

Step 4: Tell your friends.




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Have questions? Join us for weekly online information sessions during any of the times listed below. In these webinars, you will have a chance to learn more about CGI U, the application process, and CGI U 2017 at Northeastern University. Connect to the session 5 minutes prior to the start via the following link:

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT Rescheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT
  • Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 PM EDT
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM EDT
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM EDT
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
  • Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT
  • Monday, May 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT


If you have any questions and are unable to attend a webinar session, please call 212.710.4492 or email


Read more about the event and applying to get funding to attend it.


You can apply as an individual or as a group of up to three students at the link below:




Should you have any question about the scholarship and other opportunities featured on this website or should you need assistance at anytime in your application, please, do not hesitate to write to us via this address:


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Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu


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