The annual, campus-wide Do Good Challenge inspires students to pursue fearless ideas, spark innovative solutions, and create social impact for today's most pressing problems. Students from across campus spend the academic year working to make a difference for the issues, ideas, and communities they care about. The Challenge culminates with six teams pitching their project or venture and the impact they've made for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000.  


Registration Open: November 30, 2017

Application Open: January 24, 2018

Applications Due: April 2, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Semi-Finals: April 13, 2018

Finals: May 1, 2018


  • First Place: $5,000
  • Second Place: $2,500
  • Third Place: $1,000
  • Audience Choice Award: $2,500
  • Showcase Choice Award: $750


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Questions? Contact us at dogoodchallenge@umd.edu.