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We will be accepting applications for the 2020-2021 cycle beginning January 1st! Remember, you must be in high school in the United States in order to apply. We do not accept group applications. So, if you are applying for a project that was done as a group of no more than 3, please have each member of your group apply individually.

    Are you a student? Apply Now!

    Sound like someone you know? Nominate a student!


    Applications are evaluated on each of the three following criteria. The work you have done toward racial equity and understanding is much more important than the quality of your writing.

    1. The significance of your activity and how it advances racial equity, understanding and mutual respect among members of your school or community.

    2. Your role in the activity.

    3. The scope and impact of your activity on your school or community.

    Two-Part Application

    There are two parts of the application — one for you and one for your sponsor. Your sponsor must be a teacher, advisor, community or religious leader, or other responsible adult, who is not related to you, and who oversaw your project or who has directly witnessed your project's outcome. They must be familiar with the work you are presenting for the Prize. Each part of the application can be completed separately online — OR — downloaded, printed and mailed

    Mail-In Option

    Applicants and supporters also have the option to mail in their forms.

    Don't have access to a printer? No problem!
    Email or call us at 1-800-742-1036 and we can mail you the application materials.