The Celebrating High School Innovators Awards Program is looking for high school students ( 9-12 ) doing extraordinary things.

We’re guessing that you know several students that fit this description! We invite you to introduce your high school students to the third annual Celebrating High School Innovators (CHSI) competition. Student leaders, creators, and inventors are welcome to apply for this year long competition with five $1,000 cash prizes.

CHSI is a collaboration between Illinois State University, Millikin University, and Pontiac Township High School. CHSI identifies, fosters and celebrates Illinois high school innovators whose contributions are exceptional and inspirational. You can check out past CHSI winners by visiting our website.

This year, applicants can attend a CHSI Mentoring Workshop and compete in four rounds of competition during the 2017-2018 school year. CHSI will award five $1,000 cash prizes and scholarships to ISU and Millikin.

Applications are open! The deadline to apply to CHSI is September 1, 2017. The competition is open to all 2017-2018 students in grades 9-12 and home school students who are passionate, innovative, and inspiring.

Do you have a student that you think would be interested in applying? Encourage them to join our team on Saturday, June 24th at Pontiac Township High School for a CHSI Mentoring Workshop where students will learn personal branding, video editing, and creating a proposal of their innovative idea.