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Competitions Administered by Ohio University

Global Health Case Competition

The Ohio University Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for OHIO graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to research global health issues and develop innovative solutions to global health challenges.

The winning team will receive sponsored travel to participate in an overseas global health activity to implement their solution in collaboration with the competition partners.

Scripps Innovation Challenge

The Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is a university-wide student competition that gives OHIO students the opportunity to create innovative solutions to real-world media and communication problems. The goal of the competition is to harness the creativity of OHIO students in order to develop new and innovative service, product or process solutions as the basis for a new startup business.

A total of $25,000 will be awarded to the winners, with the first-place team receiving $10,000 and a chance to advance in the new Scripps College of Communication International Innovators Cup. In addition, one team finalist will also win an additional $5,000 for the diversity-enhancement prize -- an incentive for ideas that address underserved and underrepresented audiences.

The Center for Entrepreneurship Idea Pitch Competition

From research to business, compete for cash prizes by pitching your idea to a judging panel of experts from the venture capital, business, and banking professions.

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External Competitions

France on Campus Award

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States has launched the France on Campus Award, aimed at student organizations eager to produce creative events on their campuses while introducing new audiences to French culture.

Projects can encompass all fields, including (but not limited to) the arts, new media, science, technology, politics, literature, and even food! Participants are strongly encouraged to think out of the box and present original, innovative projects. The first place winner will receive $3,000 to implement the proposed project, support from the Cultural Services to develop the project, and a letter of commendation signed by the Ambassador of France to the United States.

For more information, please click here.

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in International Education (EDIE) Award

Diversity Abroad invites nominations for the EDIE Awards. Selected by a panel of experts in the field, the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in International Education Award (EDIE) Award is an important award that recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices that increase access, achieve greater diversity and foster inclusive excellence in international education. Awardees are announced every spring at the annual Diversity Abroad Conference.

For more information, please click here or send an email to members@diversitynetwork.org