Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2023 for Works that end extreme poverty ($100,000 Prize)

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Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2023 for Works that end extreme poverty ($100,000 Prize)

When is Application Deadline?

31st May 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Tell Me About Waislitz Global Citizen Awards :

The Waislitz Awards are annual cash prizes totaling $200,000 that recognize the excellence of individuals in their work to end extreme poverty. The grand prize is $100,000 with two additional prizes at $50,000 each, for a total of three prizes.

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“Ending extreme poverty is not a choice, it’s an obligation. My hope is that it will inspire many thousands of people around the world to do what they can to improve the living standards of those in dire need,” Chairman and Founder of the Melbourne-based Waislitz Foundation, Alex Waislitz.

The Waislitz foundation exists to create a positive social impact locally and globally through innovative projects that empower individuals to meet their full potential and make a measurable difference to the world.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who is Eligible to Apply?

Entrants aged eighteen (18) years of age or older from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for the awards. 

How are Applicants Selected for Waislitz Global Citizen Awards?

All applicants will be evaluated based on individual merit, including the following five key areas:

  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: How does the applicant embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
  • PROOF OF CONCEPT: Does the applicant have a strong proof of concept with at least 1-2 years of impact towards ending extreme poverty?
  • DISRUPTION: Has the applicant created measurable impact in an innovative manner that disrupts the systems that allow for extreme poverty to exist?
  • SCALABILITY: How would this award enable/support the applicant to scale or improve their work?
  • ADAPTABILITY: Can the applicant demonstrate examples of their ability to adapt and evolve to changing conditions? 

The grand prize Waislitz Global Citizen Award will be awarded to an applicant based on the 5 criteria listed above.

The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award will be awarded to an individual who excels in the “Disruption” criteria.

The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award will be selected with input from public online voting by the Global Citizen community.

Applicants will be judged against criteria by a group of judges appointed by Global Citizen.

10 semi-finalists will be selected and notified on or around June 24th, 2022. Those semi-finalists will move forward to a public vote and final round of judging.

From the semi-finalists, 3 winners will be selected by the Waislitz foundation and notified on or around July 18th 2022.

How Many Awards will be Given?


What is the Benefit of Waislitz Global Citizen Awards ?

This 2023 Awards feature three awards totaling $200,000.

  • $100,000: Waislitz Global Citizen Award (Grand Prize)
  • $50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award
  • $50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award

In addition to the cash prizes, the three winners will be profiled in editorial pieces that will be featured on the Global Citizen platform and social media.

How to Apply?


Visit Award Webpage for Details


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