Princeton Prize in Race Relations program expands

Oct. 4, 2004 10:34 a.m.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations , an awards program for high school students who are doing exceptional work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations, has expanded to three new cities.

Launched as a pilot during the 2003-04 school year in Boston and Washington, D.C., the Princeton Prize program is now being offered in Atlanta, Houston and St. Louis. The program was created by alumni volunteers and sponsored by the University's Alumni Council.

"The program was a tremendous success, and there were public and alumni requests to introduce it in other cities," said Henry Von Kohorn, chair of the Princeton Prize Committee and a 1966 graduate of the University. "We were greatly impressed by the commitment to improving race relations demonstrated by our prize applicants and the quality of the work they presented to the judging committees."

The objective of the program is not only to give out awards and cash prizes, but to support and encourage young people who are working hard to foster respect and understanding among people of different backgrounds.

More information is available in a news release .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601