About Us

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR) 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. Prize recipients receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Symposium on Race at Princeton University. They and recipients of Certificates of Recognition are also honored at regional ceremonies and, if possible, at their schools.

PPRR operates in 28 regions nationally and one at-large region that accepts applications from high school students who live outside the geographic boundaries of the existing regions. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is run by over 400 Princeton alumni volunteers, all dedicated to an inclusive and supportive society, who feel that it is critical to this nation to address issues of racial inequity and develop better racial understanding.

Cash Award and Symposium

In addition to an award of $1,000, the 29 recipients of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations are 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.