The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Hundreds of high school students apply each year to receive the Princeton Prize in Race Relations with encouragement from Princeton alumni across the country. Alumni work in regional committees to identify and award outstanding students who are working to advance racial equity in order to promote respect and understanding of all. For many alumni, being part of a Princeton Prize committee is one of the most meaningful ways to volunteer for Princeton.
“We have listened, learned and continue to learn, so much from the efforts of these young leaders as they advocate for and amplify the voices and lives of those who have been marginalized for far too long. They give us hope and are a reminder that each of us has the power to make a difference through important conversations, advocacy and allyship.”
About the Princeton Prize
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities. PPRR has honored more than 1,600 high school students since its inception.
Each of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations 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.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is dedicated to building an inclusive and supportive society and to addressing issues of racial inequity and developing better racial understanding, which are critical to the nation.
PPRR operates through 28 Regional Committees, more than 400 alumni volunteers and an at-large committee that accept applications from high school students who live outside the geographic boundaries of the existing regions. Each committee is responsible for awarding one Princeton Prize and may also award Certificates of Accomplishment for notable work.
Princeton alumni who would like to volunteer with the Princeton Prize should contact email@example.com.
Your PPRR Application Assignments
PPRR regional committee members review applications for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.
Committee Members and Leadership
Steven D. Marcus ’10, Chair
Selah Hampton ’18, Vice Chair
Tamika Smith, Staff Liaison
Yolanda Silva, Staff Liaison