The Princeton Prize honors high school age students who have demonstrated notable work in advancing the cause of race relations. The program is sponsored by Princeton University and principally undertaken by its alumni. The mission of the Princeton Prize is:
"To promote harmony, respect, and understanding among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities."
Racial conflict is perhaps the most critical domestic issue this country faces. By recognizing, rewarding, and reinforcing the good work of high school students who are making a difference, the Princeton Prize hopes to promote better race relations now and to provide an impetus for other young people to work towards racial understanding in the future — an activity truly "in the nation's service and in the service of all nations."