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.

  • The application and nomination process for the 2022  Chegg.org Global Student Prize is now closed. Finalists will be announced later in the year.

    Applications and nominations for the 2023 prize will open in the new year.

    2021 Winner, Jeremiah Thoronka said:

     “I am so grateful to have won this award and the global platform that comes with it to help change lives in Africa. 

    “I know I am not alone. There are now a generation of young changemakers all across the world that have the drive and imagination to transform our society for the better. They deserve huge praise for continuing to fight for their future during the pandemic and their incredible contributions deserve to be recognized and supported. This is why I am encouraging students who have an inspiring story to tell to now apply for the Chegg.org Global Student Prize. After all, they will play a leading role in rebuilding our world.”   

    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.

    If students are being nominated, the person nominating them will write a brief description online explaining why. The student being nominated will then be sent an email letting them know they’ve been nominated and inviting them to apply for the prize. Applicants can apply in English, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. 


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.

The winner will be chosen from the top 10 finalists by the Global Student Prize Academy and the Global Teacher Prize Academy, made up of prominent individuals. The winners are due to be announced at an awards ceremony later in the 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.