Uncommon Student Project

Projects are:

  • Driven entirely by student interest.

    What do you like doing? What are you good at? Think about how you can make your interests into a project. Are there issues in your school or your community you would like to tackle? You may already be working on something or have accomplished a goal. In that case, base your proposal on that and take it to another level.

  • Usually in the areas of entrepreneurship, community/humanitarian service, conservation, and technology.

    Read about Herbert Hoover to see how he was involved in all these areas and how he motivated others to help! (Making money is permissible)

  • Individual, realistic and doable by you.

    Class projects are not eligible. If needed, enlist volunteers to help you accomplish your goal.

Note: You propose the project in your application. You don't do the project before applying.

What have other students done?

View samples of past student applications.

Sample 1             Sample 2               Sample 3