New Princeton prize to honor high school students' work in race relations

Sept. 22, 2003 10:27 a.m.

Princeton University has announced an awards program to recognize high school students who have done outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations.

Created by alumni volunteers and sponsored by the University's Alumni Council, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations will be launched as a pilot program by alumni associations in the greater Boston and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas. Project entries will be eligible for various prizes, including cash awards; first place honors in each city are $1,000 awards.

"The primary objective of this program is to reach out to the next generation of America's leaders," said Henry Von Kohorn, chair of the Princeton Prize Committee and a 1966 graduate of the University. "Our intention is not only to give out awards, but to support and encourage young people who are working hard to foster respect and understanding among people of different backgrounds."

The awards program was developed by the Princeton Prize Committee, which consists of University alumni, administrators and students.

More details are available in a news release.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601