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GCL Impact Award

The GCL Impact Award was created by Georgetown University's Latin American Board and the LALP Advisory Committee (formerly known as the GCL Advisory Committee) to recognize Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL) alumni who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting the GCL program multiplier effect in the Latin American region.

Significance of the GCL Impact Award:

This award is the highest recognition granted by Georgetown University's Latin America Leadership Program to GCL program alumni. Honor and responsibility come together in this award, as winners become principled leadership references for current and future GCL alumni and act as GCL Program Ambassadors. Other GCL alumni recognitions include the GCL Seal, which certifies projects by GCL alumni that develop sustainable solutions for the region. For more information about the GCL Seal and how to apply, click here.

GCL Impact Award Evaluation Criteria:

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:


- Relevance of the project/solution for the region

- Level of innovation (new innovative approaches and new approaches that scale up existing efforts)

- Impact reach and multiplier effect 

Personal Leadership

- Principled and transformative leadership

- Experience developing impact solutions 

- Active involvement with the GCL Alumni Network 


Applications open in January and the winner is announced in February. The winner will present their GCL impact project during the GCL program culmination week. FOR GCL ALUMNI ONLY.

Award Benefits

  • round-trip economy ticket and up to 3-night accommodations in Washington DC to receive the award and present the project during GCL Program culmination week (in those years when the GCL program's culmination week is held on campus)
  • award ceremony and special feature in the LALP website and social channels
  • a one-year membership in the LALP Advisory Committee

This year's GCL Impact Award Winner

Past recipients of the GCL Impact Award include: