100 Small Ideas to Change the World

Long Island University’s Global Service Institute seeks young entrepreneurs worldwide for ideas, products and creations that are aimed at solving world problems. Make a difference and help those in need around the globe.

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Open to high school students

Applicants’ ideas must be beyond a concept and include a physical product, prototype, or working website/application and must solve a problem faced by one or more communities around the world (i.e. access to drinking water, food security, climate change). 100 finalists will be invited to present their ideas. The top 10 winners will receive scholarships and cash awards to fund their idea to solve a global challenge.


10 finalists and the Top Winner will receive scholarships to LIU and a cash award.
Top Winner- $20,000 LIU Scholarship and $10,000 Cash Award to fund the Winning Idea
10 Finalists- $10,000 LIU Scholarship for each Finalist


Competition beginning Fall 2021