Make Break Create™ Scholarship
For Young Makers and Innovators
Eligibility: Age 13-17
Maker’s Asylum has opened an unique opportunity for only 10 young talents with a 100% scholarship to work with our flagship SDG School program normally open for 18+ to motivate and encourage young makers to build and expose to a wider maker community with a 100% scholarship.
The scholarship encourages the applicants to come up with a problem statement and an innovative solution which benefits communities in India keeping in mind the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations.
What is the MAKE BREAK CREATE™ SCHOLARSHIP?
SDG School Program F.A.Qs
The Make Break Create™ Scholarship is a unique opportunity for teenagers to be part of a global tribe of conscious problem solvers. You can apply by submitting a problem statement and an innovative solution which benefits communities around you in India keeping in mind the Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations.10 chosen applicants get an opportunity to be part of the international cohort of SDG School 2023 co hosted by Maker’s Asylum, The Better India, UNESCO & UNDP India – which generally is a program only open for the youth (18-35 years).
Applicants for the 2023 cohort must be between the ages of 13 and 17 as of February 20, 2023, meaning they are born on or between February 20, 2005 and February 20, 2009.
Make Break Create™ Scholarship is looking for talented applicants from across India who demonstrate an aptitude for a range of interdisciplinary skills. Whether it’s the STEM fields, a flair for arts and design or a virtuosity for community service. We believe that a team with different backgrounds and perspectives working together end up looking at a problem with a more holistic approach and figure a solution in an empathetic manner.
Once your application is submitted, it is sent to the steering committee of the program to evaluate. As the questions are subjective, we tend to look at clarity of problem statement such as follows :
Empathy in Problem Statement with respect to a specific user
Previous experience in making
Uniqueness of problem statement and solution
A tangible solution prototype for a specific user group along with your interdisciplinary team
To fill up the application form you may need anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete it. As the application provokes subjectivity, you may need to spend some time thinking about it.
If your application is selected, you will be invited to participate in the 10 days long program SDG School from 20th Feb – 3rd of March from 5-8.30 PM (Mon-Fri). This is mandatory for you to attend.
Your video should be between 2-3 minutes. Tell us about yourself, what will getting selected for this program mean to you and what you will contribute to the SDG School if selected. Feel free to keep it free flowing and give us as much insights into your motivations and personal interests as possible.
It has to be something that you personally have observed and what to solve for. It should have a personal meaning for you and the reason why you want to solve this problem should be meaningful.
Make Break Create™ Scholarship is an individual application. You cannot apply as a team. But if any other applicant has the same problem statement as yours that will not be a problem, but we will look at your application answers from your personal perspective of the same problem statement.
SDG School is a 2 weeks long experiential learning program that brings together an interdisciplinary and multicultural group together to work on problems and take ownership for community led action. It gives the participants the framework to fit themselves into the larger planetary goals and exposes them to a real life network of organizations, mentors and peers to start their sustainable journeys.
SDG school is a global immersion program for youth change makers. With 3000+ alumni in over 40 countries the program since its inception has enabled many participants to start their sustainability journey. To know more about the SDG School 2023 head to : https://makersasylum.com/sdg-school/