Hollywood stars and couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis will participate in the judging panel of the Chegg.org Global Student Prize, launched by the Varkey Foundation. The American women’s soccer team and two-time World Cup winner Julie Ertz and NFL player and Super Bowl champion Zach Ertz will also join the celebrities on the panel. The quartet joins the new Global Student Prize Academy and selects this year’s winner. The Varkey Foundation this year launched the Chegg.org Global Student Prize, a $ 50,000 sister grant to the Global Teacher Prize, to create a new platform highlighting the efforts of gifted students around the world who are making a real impact on leather. ‘I wholeheartedly welcome all these celebrated leaders who are giving their star power to the cause of giving students a voice. Whatever the question, education is the answer. “Now, more than ever, we need to shed light on inspiring students who hold the future in their hands,” said Sunny Varkey, founder of the Varkey Foundation, in a statement. ‘With world leaders engaged in the important task of bringing an end to this terrible pandemic, I call on them to never forget that it is only through the priority of education that we can protect all our future. I urge students to apply for this award as time is short, ‘he added. The closing date for applications and nominations is Sunday, May 16, 2021. Kutcher, best known for his role in the hit TV series’ That ’70s Show’, along with the Steve Jobs biography ‘Jobs’, is the co-founder of Thorn, a non-profit organization dedicated to building technology to defend children. of sexual abuse. In addition, Kutcher is producing ‘Going from Broke’, a financial makeover show that helps college students and graduates wrestle with debt during the pandemic. Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg, presents the program. Meanwhile, Kunis supports charities such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital if she does not star in Hollywood projects such as ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Bad Moms’.
Julie and Zach Ertz launched the Ertz Family Foundation, whose mission includes learning through sport and promoting education to build supportive communities. Earlier this year, they teamed up with partners, including Chegg, to provide 600,000 meals to hungry families in Philadelphia. ‘I admire Chegg’s passion for helping young people as they prepare to inherit an uncertain world. I’m glad Mila and I can help with this issue by joining the Global Student Prize Academy. It is important that we recognize and support deserving role models at this stage. “I will urge students everywhere to apply before the May 16 deadline,” Kutcher said in a statement. Kunis added: ‘This generation of students holds an increasingly uncertain future in their hands, and so the importance of good education has never been so important. Now more than ever before we need to hear their voices. So Ashton and I are proud to do our part to help inspire students to tell their stories to the world through the Global Student Prize. ” ‘There are so many student role models who are very worthy. The Global Student Award has the potential to bring these unsung heroes to the forefront if they want to uplift their classmates and build a better world. I look forward to seeing these inspiring stories, ”Julie Ertz added. The Global Student Prize Academy selects the eventual winner of the $ 50,000 award that will be announced live at a ceremony in Paris in November (conditions of COVID-19). Nominations and applications for the Global Student Prize on their official website. The award will be reduced to a top 50 shortlist and top 10 finalists, to be announced later in the year, helping to deliver worldwide recognition to high-achieving students. The winner is selected from the top 10 finalists by the Global Student Prize Academy consisting of leading individuals. If students are nominated, the person they nominate will write a short description online and explain why. The student who is nominated will then receive an email informing them that they have been nominated and inviting them to apply for the prize. Applicants can apply in English, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.