Each year Princeton University awards prizes to high school students doing outstanding work to further positive race relations in their community.
“To promote harmony, understanding, and respect 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.”
The prize is available to students in certain regions which unfortunately does not include Portland, Oregon but does include our neighbors to the north, Seattle, Washington. I sent off an email to ask if they have any plans for expanding into other regions and I’ll update when I hear back.
Each regional winner is awarded $1000 and will also be invited to participate, all expenses paid, in the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race, held at Princeton University. Be sure and check out former winners for terrific examples of students who observed unfairness, disparities and even violence and decided to do something about it.
Applications are due on January 31 and require a recommendation from an adult supporter.