Up to Us Competition

The Up to Us Competition is a national leadership development program that aims to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of the United States’ fiscal and economic challenges. It’s simple to participate. Form a team on campus, design events engaging your peers on the national debt and fiscal issues, and receive $1,000 in funding, campaign management training, and access to all-expenses-paid conferences.

The Up to Us Competition is supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Supported by the Peter G. Peterson FoundationActiveGroupUnited StatesFree trip to the Net Impact Conference and funding for your events
  • Up to Us is open to all Undergraduate and Graduate students in the United States
  • Teams of 3-5 students
  • Participants from 4-year institutions and Community Colleges welcome
  • All majors are welcome to apply!
  • $1,000 in campaign funding
  • $10,000 grand prize for first place team
  • Resume building leadership and campaign management training
  • Access to all-expenses-paid national conferences, including the Net Impact Conference (for Fall participants)  
  • Exclusive internship opportunities through Net Impact and the Reagan Foundation's Leadership and the American Presidency Program
  • $1,000 in campaign funding to turn your ideas into action
  • Now-January 22: Confirm your participation in Campus Competition
  • January-March: Receive weekly leadership and campaign management training
  • March 1-3: Attend the Up to Us training in Oakland, CA*
  • March 8-April 12: Host your My Two Cents Day and Wildcard Activity
  • April 12: Final Report due
  • April 2019: Top teams announced
*Travel and lodging will be covered.  Undergraduates & Graduates in the USDeadline to apply: January 22, 2018Apply NowOpen to All