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$1,000 9th-12th Grade Princeton Prize in Race Relations Due 1/31

January 4, 2022

Background: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR) has recognized and rewarded more than 1,600 high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities.

Award: Each of the PPRR recipients receives an award of $1,000 and is invited to participate in a Symposium on Race. During the symposium, recipients will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other Princeton Prize recipients from across the country and to speak with others engaged in racial justice work and scholarship. Prize recipients and Certificate of Accomplishment recipients are also recognized at ceremonies in their home regions by local Princeton alumni.

Eligibility: Any student in the United States currently enrolled in grades 9-12. Applications are evaluated on each of the three following criteria. The work you have done toward racial equity and understanding is much more important than the quality of your writing demonstrated in the application.

1. The significance of your activity and how it advances racial equity, understanding and mutual respect among members of your school or community.
2. Your role in the activity.
3. The scope and impact of your activity on your school or community.

How to Apply: There are two parts of the application — one for you and one for your sponsor. Your sponsor must be a teacher, advisor, community or religious leader, or other responsible adult, who is not related to you, and who oversaw your project or who has directly witnessed your project’s outcome. They must be familiar with the work you are presenting for the Prize. Both parts of the application should be submitted online here. You may preview a PDF version of the application here.

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