Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
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.

Website: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Application: Access Here
Informational Flyer: View Here
Nominate a Student: Click Here (The student will receive a link to the application)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to any current 9th-12th grade students
  • In the past 12 months, the applicant must have organized and played a leadership role in a volunteer effort that has positively impacted race relations in his or her school or community.

What is the application process?

  1. Students must complete and submit (online or by mail) Part I of the application form, available at (There are several short-answer essays required in the online application.)
  2. Part II of the application must be submitted by the student’s sponsor. Sponsors may be any adult, not related to the student, who is familiar with the activity being put forth for the award. Sponsors can include teachers, advisors, community leaders, or religious leaders. Applications must be received by January 31.

What types of activities qualify for recognition?
Here are two examples:

  1. Perceiving the need for his school’s curriculum to reflect increasing student diversity, a high school senior worked with faculty members in the social studies and history departments to develop a new course to be taught to fellow students, “Diversity in America.”
  2. Recognizing that students of color are under-represented in technology, this student created a program that encouraged students of color to learn coding alongside other students. Finding common ground in a shared interest resulted in better understanding while creating more robust opportunities for all.

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please email or call 1-800-742-1036.

$1,000 & all-expenses-paid enrichment program