About Us

About Us

Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Pontiac Township High School are proud to present the 7th annual Celebrating High School Innovators competition (CHSI). The competition identifies, fosters, and celebrates high school students whose contributions are exceptional and inspirational. Current 9th through 12th grade students are eligible to apply in five areas:

  • Arts, Media & Literature
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Applicants will participate in two rounds of competition during the spring semester of the 2021-2022 school year. CHSI will award five $1,000 prizes. Illinois Wesleyan University will offer four-year scholarships of $2,000/yr to each member of the top five teams who apply to IWU and are admitted. View the competition schedule here.

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