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Waislitz Foundation Global Citizen Awards 2020

by Omale Philip
2020 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards
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The 2020 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards application is currently open. The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards of $250,000 as annual cash prize recognize the excellence of individuals talented in their work to eliminate extreme poverty.

The annual awards are presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, and in 2020 are supported by the leading US and Australian based cellular medicines company, Mesoblast Ltd and global fund management group Paradice Investment Management Pty Ltd.

The Waislitz Global Citizen Award grand prize will be awarded to an applicant based on some listed criteria given below.

Application Deadline

The application for the Waislitz Global Citizen Awards closes on Sun, June 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

Why Waislitz Global Citizen Awards

The Waislitz foundation exists to create a positive social impact locally and globally through innovative projects that empower individuals to meet their full potential and make a measurable difference to the world.

Having the vision to eradicate poverty, The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards provide an annual cash prizes totaling $250,000 to recognize the great contribution of persons in their professional field to bring extreme poverty to an end.


The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2020 feature four awards totaling value of $250,000.

$100,000: Waislitz Global Citizen Award (Grand Prize)
$50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award
$50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award
$50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award.

Please Note: In addition to the cash prizes, the four winners will be profiled in editorial pieces that will be featured on the Global Citizen platform and social media.

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

Who is eligible to apply for Waislitz Global Citizen Awards? To be considered, applicants must:

Least age 18 years above

Be from any country/region of the world

All applicants interested must submit application

Individuals with excellence in their work to eliminate extreme poverty

Selection Criteria

All applicants will be evaluated based on individual merit, including the following five key areas:

    How does the applicant embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
    Does the applicant have a strong proof of concept with at least 1-2 years of impact towards ending extreme poverty?
    Has the applicant created measurable impact in an innovative manner that disrupts the systems that allow for extreme poverty to exist?
    How would this award enable/support the applicant to scale or improve their work?
    Can the applicant demonstrate examples of their ability to adapt and evolve to changing conditions?

How to Apply For Waislitz Global Citizen Awards

Do you meet the eligibility criteria and interested in submitting an application for Waislitz Global Citizen Awards. Follow the procedure below

Application Procedure

Like to submit an application? please indicate your interest. The application process are

The candidates must fill in the online application form on website portal(Link is given below)

Submit completely filled application form

Need to Apply?

Click Here and Apply for Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2020.


Am I Eligible to Apply for The Award

Applicants aged eighteen (18) years of age or older from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for the awards.

I Have Awesome Ideas as a Startup. Can Submit an Application?

Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, are glad you are passionate about making a difference in the global community. However, these awards are for individuals who have demonstrated impact towards ending extreme poverty over a minimum of 1-2 years.

Can I Submit Application in a Language Other Than English?

Application in English language is only accepted at the moment. However, you are welcome to draft your application in another language and send us a translation. We are judging you on the criteria, not your expression.

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