About Us

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR) recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive impact through volunteerism on race relations in their schools or communities. Prize recipients receive a cash award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a national symposium on race at Princeton University.They and recipients of Certificates of Recognition are also honored at a regional ceremonies and, if possible, at their schools.

PPRR operates in 27 regions nationally and is growing at a steady pace. We are a volunteer-run organization enlisting the support of over 300 Princeton alumni, all dedicated to an inclusive and supportive society.

View the Princeton Prize Information Sheet [PDF]

Cash Award and Symposium

In addition to a cash award of $1,000, recipients of the Prize are invited to Princeton for a weekend in the Spring to participate in a national symposium on race. At this Symposium, they will get a chance to meet and learn from other Prize awardees, interact with Princeton students, listen to notable speakers, including University professors and others engaged in race relations work, and participate in workshops on how to take their work to the next level. This year's Princeton Prize in Race Relations Symposium is scheduled for April 27-29.

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