PwP Student Challenge Winners

Portfolios with Purpose has announced the winners of its third annual Student Challenge, sponsored by Citi. The Student Challenge has high school and college students competing over the course of an academic year to produce the highest returns on a $1 million fantasy stock portfolio. 

PwP hosted its first Student Challenge in 2015 with 14 teams of students from some of the nation’s finest academic institutions.  Today, more than 1,000 students representing over 75 colleges and high schools across the country participated all playing on behalf of their favorite charity.

The Student Challenge not only gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of financial markets in a friendly, competitive setting but it exposes our next generation of investors to the value of charity and philanthropy
— Stacey Asher, Founder and CEO of PwP.

Below are the 2017 winners:



First Place

Shivangi Patel | Academy for Information Technology | +41.40% Return

Playing on behalf of Relay for Life


Second Place

Andrew Sullivan | Oak Ridge High School | +36.59% Return

Playing on behalf of Alzheimer's Association


Third Place

Thomas O'Koniewski| Kent High School | +35.55% Return

Playing on behalf of Wounded Warrior Project



First Place Winner

Hrag Bedoyan | American University of Beirut | +112% Return

Playing on behalf of American Cancer Society


Second Place

Jen Sheng Wong | University of Michigan | +93% Return

Playing on behalf of Worldwide Orphan


Third Place

Chloe Cheng | Boston College | +72.61% Return

Playing on behalf of World Wildlife Foundation


The next Student Challenge will take place in January 2019. Register for a nudge at

Christina Castro