The Veolia Foundation’s Student Solidarity Award has been encouraging students to invent new sustainable development models for the past decade. The award offers support for higher education students involved in citizens’ and solidarity projects. Initiatives must focus on international development aid, fostering social links and moving into employment, or protecting the environment and biodiversity, the Veolia Foundation’s three areas of intervention, in order to be eligible for the award.
Young people, especially students, show a strong capacity for engagement. Created in conjunction with the Human Resources Department, the Student Solidarity Prize rewards innovative projects initiated by higher education student associations in connection with the Foundation’s main areas of action.
- Financial support in the form of a grant: depending on the requirements and specific features of each project, the jury shares a total grant of 10,000 euros between the three winners. The grant to the first prize winner may be smaller than the one to the second and/or the third.
- Technical support in the form of expertise, through the employee sponsorship program involving the employees of the Veolia group in France and internationally.
- The Student Solidarity Award is aimed exclusively at associations (legal entities) formed by students currently pursuing their studies in schools and universities (Master’s level) in France and internationally.
- Eligible associations may have several years of existence, or maybe recently created, or even be applying for their first grant in the context of the Student Solidarity Award.
- Two or more associations can join together to submit an application for a joint project in connection with the Student Solidarity Award.
- In this case, a single association of the group will be designated to be the project leader and will be the sole interlocutor.
Eligible Regions: Open for all
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020