Apply to the National Diversity Case Competition and $20,000 in prizes

Students at NDCC

Syracuse University students are invited to apply to National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC), held during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.  Deadline to apply is October 15, for the event which brings together some of the best and most diverse undergraduate talent from across the nation.  It will feature a diversity-themed competition with $20,000 in cash prizes, and networking opportunities for diverse students with Fortune 500 companies for diverse students.  Teams that are selected to participate will receive food and hotel lodging, as well as a stipend for travel, through the event sponsor, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Syracuse students can apply for consideration to be selected as the campus team through the SU coordinator for the qualifier, Diane Crawford, executive director, Institutional Culture at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management,  Teams must consist of four undergraduate students who exhibit a passion for diversity, and in the spirit of the competition, at least two students should identify as underrepresented minorities (including students who identify as African/American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American/American Indian, Native Hawaaian, or Pacific Islander).  Institutions are limited to one team for the 2020 competition, January 17-18, 2020 at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Blommington, IN.  Typically, students from more than 40 universities, and nearly half of the teams will earn prizes for their ideas.

A distinguished panel of judges will award cash prizes to teams based on the following criteria:

  • Diversity
  • Creativity
  • Practicality
  • Content and organization
  • Presentation and delivery

Learn more here.

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at SU Libraries will help prep the team for the competition.  To apply to be selected as the SU team, apply by the October 15 by sending your resume to Diane Crawford, to be considered for the event.