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#PositiveLocalNews: MIIS Students Compette To Win Money for Social Change Project

Published On: Jan 29 2014 06:13:40 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 29 2014 06:14:11 PM CST

From left to right: Natalie Cox, Amitay Flores, Maria Kovell, Amy Ross

MONTEREY, Calif. -

Five students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies have made it to the regional finals for the Hult Prize, which bills its self as the “the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.”

In partnership with President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), the Hult Prize competition’s organizers seek to identify and support the launch of “disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges.”

The 2014 Hult Prize competition is focused addressing the disease risks and health issues faced by 250 million slum dwellers worldwide, a challenge personally selected by President Bill Clinton. Each team selected was chosen from more than 10,000 applications received from over 350 colleges and universities in over 150 countries.

The local team will be competing in San Franciso March 7-8.

A final round of competition will be hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative at its annual meeting in September, where CGI delegates will select a winning team, which will be awarded the $1,000,000 prize by President Bill Clinton.

A final round of competition will be hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative at its annual meeting in September, where CGI delegates will select a winning team, which will be awarded the $1,000,000 prize by President Bill Clinton.