About the Global Student Prize

The Chegg.org Global Student Prize is a US$100,000 award presented to an exceptional student, making a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers and on society beyond.

  • Congratulations Igor Klymenko - winner of the Chegg.org Global Student Prize 2022!

    Meet Igor Klymenko - 2022 Winner

    Meet the Top 10 and Top 50


    Sunny Varkey, founder of the Varkey Foundation, said:

    “I extend my warmest congratulations to this year’s finalists. Their stories are a testament to the crucial role that education plays in building a better tomorrow for us all. It is the key to solving humanity’s greatest challenges, from war and conflict to climate change to growing inequality. As time runs out to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is more important than ever to prioritize education so we can face the future with confidence.”



About the Global Student Prize

The Varkey Foundation partnered with Chegg.org to launch the Global Student Prize in 2021, a sister award to its $1 million Global Teacher Prize. It was established to create a powerful new platform that shines a light on the efforts of extraordinary students everywhere who, together, are reshaping our world for the better. The prize is open to all students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled in an academic institution or training and skills program. Part-time students as well as students enrolled in online courses are also eligible for the prize.

About Chegg.org

Chegg.org is the impact, advocacy, and research arm of Chegg: addressing the issues facing the modern student. Students applying for the Global Student Prize will be assessed on their academic achievement, impact on their peers, how they make a difference in their community and beyond, how they overcome the odds to achieve, how they demonstrate creativity and innovation, and how they operate as global citizens.

Applications and nominations for the 2023 prize will open in the new year.
Why apply for the Global Student Prize?

• National and international recognition of your achievements – as a top 50 shortlisted candidate, top 10 finalist or the overall winner.
• The chance to become engaged in national and international discussions on policy and campaigns affecting students and student education. This includes sharing a platform with the winner of the Global Teacher Prize.
• Membership of the Chegg Changemaker community for the top 50 finalists –a global community of students working together to make life better for their peers and the world they will inherit.
• The potential to win the Global Student Prize and receive a prize of US$100,000 as well as attend the winning ceremony.

Criteria and Eligibility

Candidates for the Global Student Prize will be judged on a rigorous set of criteria to identify an exceptional student, making a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers and on society beyond.