Essentials

  • For Undergraduate Seniors and Bachelor’s Degree Graduates
  • Using the online entry form, submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea you have for addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020 at midnight
  • Apply Online

Summary
Do you think about the problems facing society or about the needs of the world? Do you worry about climate change, poverty, equality and overconsumption? Do you want to make a difference?

The United Nations has set 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy & International Relations is challenging undergraduate seniors and bachelor’s degree graduates to be part of the solution!

Seton Hall University is committed to serving the greater good, which is why we are hosting a Sustainable Development Challenge designed to engage undergraduate seniors and bachelor’s degree graduates in thinking about the needs of society and the planet – encouraging you to be an agent of change and embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Finalist with the best ideas will win cash prizes and a scholarship to attend Seton Hall. The cash prize can assist you in launching your idea or creating awareness about the sustainable development goal or region of the world that is most important to you.

  • 1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus 50% tuition scholarship valued up to $27,500 to attend a graduate program at Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations.
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus 25% tuition scholarship valued up to $13,750 to attend a graduate program at Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations.
  • All other Finalists will receive a $3,650 scholarship to attend a graduate program at Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

Inquiries and questions can be directed to the Center for UN and Global Governance Studies at [email protected]