Beautiful Minds Challenge Launched

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September 09, 2016

Marlboro College announces the launch of their Beautiful Minds Challenge for the 2016-2017 academic year. Inspired high school students are invited to respond to a prompt drawn from Gandhi’s well-known admonition—“Be the change. Document the effect.”—and compete for scholarships and cash prizes.

“Everyone has the potential to be an agent of positive change,” said Kevin Quigley, president of Marlboro. “This year’s challenge celebrates the innovation of students working from a personal and local level to a community and global scale. Anything is possible, and we invite students to explore the change they want to see in the world.”

The Beautiful Minds Challenge is open to all teens, age 15-19 and not yet enrolled in college full-time. Entries in the form of a creative digital documentation, whether that’s words, images, audio, or video, are due by Thursday, December 1, 2016. Submissions will be judged by a panel of Marlboro faculty, staff, and students, and the top three high school seniors who intend to enroll at Marlboro College in the fall of 2017 will be eligible for a full or partial tuition scholarship. The 25 finalists will be awarded expense-paid trips to the Beautiful Minds Symposium, from March 29-31, 2017, where they will share their projects and experience Marlboro College firsthand.

Learn more at the Beautiful Minds Challenge website, or inquire at