World Changer Scholars will be honored with up to $500 cash reward for their world-changing idea.


The World Changer Scholar program has been established to start changing the world, one student at a time. We want to honor any student with world-changing ideas who is currently enrolled at San Jose State University. World Changer Scholars will be awarded and honored with up to a $500 cash reward for their world-changing idea.

Put simply, World Changer Scholars are students who challenge the status quo, seek out positive change in the world, and have radically new ideas that could potentially dramatically impact their local and global environments.

Selection Process

World Changer Scholars must be currently enrolled students. At this point in time, ONLY San Jose State University students can apply.

Our selection will be based upon the following values criteria:


To apply to become a World Changer Scholar simply fill out our application form that asks you to respond to the question "How would you change the world?" in 500 words or less.

There is no need to talk about your GPA, list of accomplishments, or resume unless it is relevant. We simply want to know how you would go about changing the world.

To be considered to become a World Changer Scholar for this year, we ask that you apply by April 9th, 2015.

Key Dates

April 9th, 2015 - Last Day to Apply. Please submit your response by no later than 11:59pm on this day.

End of April, 2015- Finalists will be selected.

End of Spring Semester 2015 - Celebration and Next Steps for World Changer Scholars.