The Congress for Global Good is sponsored annually by New Charter University’s National Academy of Future STEM Innovators for several thousand high school students. The Congress is an honors program and has strict academic requirements.

The purpose of the Congress is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the country’s top students—who want to make the world a better place through the STEM subjects—while helping them stay true to their dreams.

The National Academy of Future STEM Innovators will hold its inaugural Congress for Global Good at UMass Lowell June 28, 29, and 30, 2020.


The National Academy of Future STEM Innovators firmly believes it is the classroom teacher and school counselor who best prepare students to be our country’s future leaders. The Academy maintains a private Educator Liaison Office should any educator have any questions or concerns. Please call (888) 986-6929 or email us at

The Academy is proud to include educators who are passionate about offering opportunities to enrich high school students on its Honorary Board of Educators. By becoming a member, educators can recognize, honor, and reward high-achieving students dedicated to and aspiring to use STEM to make the world a better place.

Educator nominations give the best and brightest students an invaluable head start to the successes they dream of achieving.


Congress tuition includes instruction, speakers, program material, education personnel, and all activities at the Congress. Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Students may receive a Congress tuition refund within 60 days of their first payment or before April 28, 2020, whichever date comes first.

Students are encouraged to bring their family to attend the Congress at no additional charge, on a space-available basis. Most students will travel with a parent, another adult, or another student from their school.


If the student cannot travel with a family member, parents may choose to purchase the optional Overnight Program. The Overnight Program includes arrival and departure ground transportation from Logan International Airport or Boston South Station, accommodations (double or triple occupancy) for three designated nights, daily breakfast, and on-site resident assistants available overnight to address any student concerns or medical emergencies.


The Congress for Global Good is an academic honors program for which educators must certify that all students nominated to attend have a 3.5 or above GPA (or equivalent), either current or cumulative.

Students are selected to become Delegates by their teachers, counselors, and principals. Qualified students may also be identified through honor societies, medical institutions, medical societies, STEM societies, program alumni, in-classroom surveys, or as a result of their participation with the College Board’s Student Search Service®.


As an Honorary Board member, educators also have the opportunity to select one deserving student to be considered for a full academic scholarship to the Congress for Global Good. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in full academic scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. After all spaces are gone, students on full academic scholarship may still attend free via a live online simulcast.

The Academy also offers a generous number of scholarships for students to attend the Congress which are based on financial need. For more information on the Financial Need Scholarship students or parents should email

Any educator interested in becoming a member of the Honorary Board of Educators and who would like to nominate students for the Congress should contact the Educator Liaison Office at (888) 986-6929 or email us at


The Academy has prepared an extensive fundraising guide to help students raise money within their community to offset the cost of travel and tuition.


The Academy encourages the participation of students with special needs, including students with disabilities. Students, parents, guardians, legal representatives, and educators are encouraged to contact the Academy to discuss any specific needs.


Through an academic partnership with New Charter University, students who have successfully completed either Congress are eligible to earn one college credit at an additional cost, upon completion of additional coursework.


Students attending either Congress are automatically inducted into The Society of Torch & Laurel. Through membership, students gain access to over $100,000 in college scholarships and are also given the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program.


New Charter University’s National Academy of Future STEM Innovators was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution, working outside government to identify, encourage, and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity by using science, technology, mathematics or engineering to make the world a better place.

The Academy pays taxes, accepts no public assistance, and is completely self-sustaining through tuition from academic seminars and conferences. While the Congress is an honors program that requires a 3.5 GPA, the Academy offers extensive programs and services that are free to all students who wish to take advantage of them.


The Society of Torch & Laurel

The Society of Torch & Laurel is a high school honors program developed by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize high school high-achievers and provide them and their families with the vital tools to successfully transition to college.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and gives out more than $1 million annually in scholarships, awards, and chapter funds.

College Admissions Central

College Admission Central exists to serve high school students interests, providing them with the essential resources and support that’s required to gain acceptance to college. They provide the essential tools, information, resources, and assistance: everything they’ll need to succeed!


International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is an organization devoted to improving technology education and engineering through the use of technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. It represents over 35,000 technology educators throughout the world.

STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.


National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.