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The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

There is perhaps no greater challenge facing our country than increasing understanding and cooperation among people of different racial backgrounds. It is a challenge that every new generation encounters. We therefore believe that young people have a particularly important role to play, and hope, through the Princeton Prize, to recognize and encourage young people who have made or are making efforts to improve racial harmony.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations consists of regionally awarded $1,000 cash awards as well as an annual symposium on race.


•   Description of the program, important dates and contact information.

Locations We're In

•   List of locations eligible to participate in the Princeton Prize award.


•   Examples of noteworthy activities that have been recognized in the past.

Frequently Asked Questions

•   Answers to questions about the Princeton Prize.


•   How and when to apply; forms and instructions for applicants and supporters.


•   On-campus event including Princeton Prize award winner presentations.


•   Announcements and releases to the news media.

November 20, 2015:
The alumni volunteers with the Princeton Prize for Race Relations note with interest and empathy the events of this week on the Princeton campus and applaud all efforts at constructive dialogue that, in the words of our mission, "promote harmony, understanding and respect among people of different races." We know that Princeton's leadership is committed to positive race relations, although reasonable people may differ on the means to achieving that. The University and its students can count on our ongoing interest and support for that common goal, and our shared affection for Princeton and Princetonians.

Princeton Prize Symposium:
April 29-30, 2016

View the 2016 Symposium on Race program [PDF]

Application deadline:
January 31, 2017

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