Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Provided by Princeton Club of Western Washington

Description:
There is perhaps no greater challenge facing our country than increasing understanding and cooperation among people of different racial backgrounds. It is a challenge that every new generation encounters. We therefore believe that young people have a particularly important role to play, and hope, through the Princeton Prize, to recognize and encourage young people who have made or are making efforts to improve racial harmony. In order to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton University sponsors an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked by January 31, 2019, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, we hope to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own. Princeton is strongly committed to advancing the cause of race relations on its campus. Among other efforts, in recent years, Princeton has: Increased the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body Launched the Center for African American Studies to serve as a model for teaching and research on race in America Adopted the most progressive undergraduate financial aid program in the country Dedicated the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding Launched a program of "sustained dialogue" on the subject of race relations among students, faculty, and staff. With the Princeton Prize, the University intends to reach beyond its own campus to recognize the efforts of America's next generation of leaders. We look forward to hearing from you.
Donor:
Princeton University
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Scholarship Amount:
$1,000.00
Number of Awards:
1
Application Start Date:
10/31/2018
Application Due Date:
1/31/2019

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