University of Maryland

Do Good Challenge Finals - April 29 

This year's finals will be held at the Riggs Alumni Center from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Tuesday, April 29 (doors 6:30 pm)

Six teams (three from each category) will advance to the Do Good Challenge finals and get the chance to pitch to a packed crowd and high profile judges.

Finalists will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Impact: Both depth and breadth of impact in terms of money raised, volunteer hours worked, number of people reached or impacted, and more.
  • Leverage: How the team used the Challenge to “do good” for its cause.
  • Creativity: Innovative approach to addressing a social issue.



First Place (for each track): $6,000 for your cause

Second Place (for each track): $2,500 for your cause

Third Place (for each track): $1,000 for your cause


Additional Opportunities:
BSOS "Be the Solution" Audience Choice Award 
The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS) is home to 10 diverse, interdisciplinary departments and programs, all committed to investigating and improving the human condition. Our faculty, students and alumni explore and inform the full range of fields in the behavioral and social sciences. While pursuing dramatically different projects and areas of research, each individual in BSOS seeks to Be the Solution to the world’s great challenges. We make a difference by Enhancing International Relations, Advancing Global Sustainability, Understanding Societies and Cultures, and Improving the Human Condition. The team with the most overall votes at the Do Good Challenge Finals will receive the $2,500 BSOS "Be the Solution" Audience Choice Award.
National Scholarship Office – Maryland Leadership and Discovery Grant
Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors who are eligible may also apply for a Maryland Leadership and Discovery Grant with the National Scholarship Office. Awardees will be announced at the Do Good Challenge Finals and could win up to $6,000 to continue their project or venture into the fall. The Do Good Challenge Final Report contains a supplemental application portion with the details for Do Good Challenge teams who are interested in applying for one of these grants. 

Finalist Projects

Finalist Ventures