Generous U is a national contest celebrating and spotlighting student giving on US campuses. It is open to college student groups, clubs, and organizations that engage their peers in charitable giving. The winner will be awarded the $5,000 Sillerman Prize for Philanthropy on College Campuses and earn the Generous U title for its college or university. The judges, a panel of volunteers from academia, philanthropy, and business, will be looking for creative initiatives that inspire student giving, have a positive impact in the community, and can serve as a model for other campuses. The winning group will be able to use the $5,000 Sillerman Prize to further its work on campus and in the community.
To compete, students must first submit their intent to apply. They will then submit a written essay and a three-minute video. The deadline is March 15, 2013. The winner will be announced by April 16, 2013. Contest rules and submission guidelines are available at: