Awards, Scholarships, and Celebrations

To our students,

You inspire us. You challenge us. You support us. You are us. We at Thirst Project believe in the power of students, and as you, the students, have stepped up to help us end the global water crisis, we want to say thank you in a big way.

When you spend your entire school year planning different fundraisers, events, campaigns, and awareness activities to help end the water crisis, we do not want your work to go unnoticed. We know you do good because you want to, not because you get something in return, but we believe in rewarding and celebrating goodness.

Below are Thirst Project’s student incentives for the 2020-21 School Year!

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

TOP STUDENT LEADER: POWER OF YOUTH AWARD

This award goes to our TOP student every year, who not only raises a ton of money for the water crisis, but also comes up with the most creative campaigns, dedicates the most hours, and rallies the most people for the cause. Our Power of Youth Award winner will be flown out to Los Angeles to attend our Gala as a VIP guest, where you will walk the Teal Carpet and accept an award from the stage for all the work you put in to giving people clean water. Take a look at our 9th Annual Thirst Gala. Did we also mention our Power of Youth Award winner gets a free trip to Africa??

SCHOLARSHIPS

This year, we’re giving away 15 Scholarships worth a total of  $13,000! We want to make going to college EASIER! That is why we’ve created our Scholarship fund. Our Scholarships break down as the following…

TEN $1,000 Scholarships to any student who is part of a Legacy School who submits an application HERE

ONE $1,000 Scholarship to a student who texts SCHOLAR to 97779 and fills out an application through our mobile community.

FOUR $500 scholarships to each of our individual Legacy Summit Award winners.

LEGACY SUMMIT AWARDS

We give out a FIVE individual awards at our Legacy Summit each year. Four awards for students and one award for our top teacher/advisor! Check out the breakdown of the following awards.

Army of One Award: To the student who takes action alone. This award is given to a student leader who is changing the world as an army of one person! $500 Scholarship and Trophy

Award: $500 Scholarship and Trophy

Trailblazer Award: To the student who takes and inspires others to do the same. This award is given to a student leader who creates new opportunities for others to get involved.

Award: $500 Scholarship and Trophy

Kickstarter Award: To the student who creates a movement at their school or in their community. This award is given to a student who is a catalyst for change locally.

Award: $500 Scholarship and Trophy

Servant Leadership Award: To the student who is about all service! This award is given to a student leader who serves far beyond the global water crisis.

Award: $500 Scholarship and Trophy

Advisor of the Year Award: This award is given to our TOP advisor of the year who supports students as leaders and is driven to make a change to END the global water crisis.

Award: Spa Package and Trophy

SCHOOL AWARDS
Below includes a list of awards for schools that support our work!
TOP SCHOOL GROUP: LEGACY AWARD
This award goes to our top school group that has done the most for the water crisis. Through raising awareness, fundraising, campaigns, creativity, and commitment, this award belongs to the group of students that went above and beyond in their dedication to ENDING the global water crisis!
Award: Trophy and BRAGGING RIGHTS!
VIRAL AWARD
This award is given out at Legacy Summit to our student group that had the most activity take place in the online space. Through a creative campaign, fundraiser, or team page, this award celebrates the student group with the most viral online campaign!
Award: Trophy and digital BRAGGING RIGHTS!
Here is a list of Fundraising Awards for schools that raise a specific amount of money for our cause!
  1. DIAMOND SCHOOL: A school that raises $24,000 or more
    • Wellebration Video (Photo and Video content from the water project your school funded). Here is an example Wellebration Video.
    • Personal Thank you video from Sibu, our Country Director of eSwatini.
    • Thirst Project Banner to hang in your school.
    • Social Media Shoutout from Thirst Project (Instagram Feed).
  2. PLATINUM SCHOOL: A school that raises $12,000 or more 
    • Wellebration Video. (Photo and Video content from the water project your school funded)
    • Thirst Project Banner to hang in your school.
    • Social Media Shoutout from Thirst Project Instagram Story.
  3. GOLD SCHOOL: A school that raises $6,000 or more 
    • Wellebration Video. (Photo and Video content from the water project your school funded in partnership with another school) *Partnered with another school for Wellebration video*
    • Thirst Project Banner to hang in your school.
    • Social Media Shoutout on Twitter.
  4. SILVER SCHOOL: A school that raises $1,000 or more
    • Personal “Thank You” Video from Staffer.
    • Photos from some of our newest projects.
  5. BRONZE SCHOOL: A school that raises $100 or more
    • Thirst Project Digital Thank you Card.
    • Invitation to Thirst Project Legacy Summit.
    • Featured on Thirst Project Website.
ONLINE FUNDRAISING AWARDS

We’re all about celebrating our students. We want to celebrate students who are raising money via our online platform. Here are the tiers of celebration for our groups!

 

If you have any questions or comments about student awards or incentives this year, please email Evan Wesley at evan@thirstproject.org.

 

GO BE AMAZING!