March 18, 2014

Congratulations to the University of Texas-Pan American for winning 1st prize in the 2014 Up to Us college campus competition. The five-student team from UTPA will be recognized by President Bill Clinton at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, to be held March 21-23 at Arizona State University in Phoenix, and will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.

In addition to the top prize, prizes of $2,500 each were also rewarded to the following schools for their successful work in several categories:

  • Participant Engagement (highest number of students engaged via Facebook, events and civic engagement): University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Creativity: Rice University
  • Extended Reach (beyond students on campus): Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Rules & Participation (adherence to campaign parameters and best use of programmatic resources): Northwestern University
  • Building Awareness (best use of content for fiscal education): University of Texas at Austin

Up to Us is sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, CGI University, and Net Impact. Twenty-two student-led teams from schools across the country designed plans to educate, engage and inspire action on the challenges the U.S. faces from rising long-term national debt. Teams participated in a five-week challenge that gave a voice to young leaders on fiscal issues. The winning teams were picked by a panel of judges that included George Stephanopoulos, Chelsea Clinton, and former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe.

Learn more about this year's competition and winning teams here. Learn more about Up to Us here.


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