Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize

A call for innovative solutions that can help U.S. adults with little to no college experience earn degrees, certificates, and other high-quality credentials.

About the Challenge

Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize

Lumina Foundation is a private foundation headquartered in Indianapolis committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.

The foundation’s Education Innovation Prize, now in its fourth year, seeks to encourage innovative organizations whose ideas can be scaled to meet Lumina’s nationwide goals. Innovative ideas can have great viral potential and a great capacity to reach people where they are.

Lumina hopes to attract great ideas and connect finalists into its numerous successful and long-lasting partnerships in the nonprofit and private sectors, including venture capital investors.

This year’s innovation challenge is focused on identifying, developing and accelerating solutions that help adults in the U.S. develop the skills and obtain credentials that have value in today's economy. Lumina is looking for solutions that are sustainable and scalable across the United States.

When will the winners be announced?

Semifinalists will be announced on March 27, 2019, and will be notified by email.

Winners will be announced on April 16, 2019, when they are chosen at the conclusion of the live pitch event; finalists must be able to attend the live pitch event.

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