To apply, students create a team of three or four, including a student enrolled in a Tocqueville philanthropy course. If this is a not possible, student not enrolled in the Tocqueville philanthropy course, but who wish to apply, agree to participate in an intensive Philanthropy workshop and review required reading material by the course. Students are encouraged to include one French-speaker on each team to facilitate communication with Action Partners. They should demonstrate their passion for civic engagement and their motivation for participating in this challenge. Teams select a member as « Team Coordinator ». This person acts as liaison with the Tocqueville Challenge.