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On the Prize Background History of the Grinnell Prize The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their...
On the Prize Background History of the Grinnell Prize The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their...
Grinnellians and Winners Grinnell Prize winners continue to be involved with the Grinnell community through a variety of ways. Grinnell College students have the opportunity to intern with the winners' organizations, immersing themselves in the work of social justice...
Opeyemi Awe '15, Student Intern with Challenging Heights, 2012 Opeyemi Awe '15, 2012 Grinnell Prize Student Intern Photographer:   Anne Geissinger   Opeyemi Awe '15 was awarded a Grinnellink internship to work with 2011 Grinnell Prize winner James Kofi Annan ...
Grinnell College has assembled a diverse selection committee to evaluate nominees for the 2014 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize. Nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize are due by November 8, 2013. Two winners will be announced in Fall 2014. Appointed by...
Each year the Grinnell Prize recipients come to campus for the Grinnell Prize Symposium. They recieve their prizes, meet with students and the wider community, and offer presentations about their work. Symposium events are free and open to the public. Monday, October 6 Noon,...
2014 Grinnell Prize Winners Lindsay Stradley and Ani Vallabhaneni, co-founders of Sanergy Video of 2014 Grinnell Prize: Lindsay Stradley and Ani Vallabhaneni, SanergyAni Vallabhaneni and Lindsay Stradley, husband and wife, founded Sanergy in 2010 and launched operations in...
2014 Grinnell Prize Winners Lindsay Stradley and Ani Vallabhaneni, co-founders of Sanergy Video of 2014 Grinnell Prize: Lindsay Stradley and Ani Vallabhaneni, SanergyAni Vallabhaneni and Lindsay Stradley, husband and wife, founded Sanergy in 2010 and launched operations in...

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The 2013 Grinnell Prize—a $100,000 award presented to young innovators in social justice—will be presented to the founder of a group supporting refugee rights in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the leaders of an organization using an innovative business model to support...
The 2014 Grinnell Prize — a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice — will be presented by Grinnell College to founders of two organizations making the world a healthier, cleaner place. The winners were selected from among 211 nominees who represent 34 ...
The 2014 Grinnell Prize — a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice — will be presented by Grinnell College to founders of two organizations making the world a healthier, cleaner place. The winners were selected from among 211 nominees who represent 34 ...
  One of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service’s (CLS) newest Grinnellink internships is with Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon's co-founders, Jacob Wood and William McNulty, received the Grinnell Prize in 2012. This summer 2014 internship is open to all current students interested...
  One of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service’s (CLS) newest Grinnellink internships is with Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon's co-founders, Jacob Wood and William McNulty, received the Grinnell Prize in 2012. This summer 2014 internship is open to all current students interested...
Grinnell, Iowa – Sister Helen Prejean—the Roman Catholic nun whose efforts to abolish the death penalty inspired the Oscar-winning film Dead Man Walking—will present the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Herrick Chapel at...
Grinnell, Iowa – Sister Helen Prejean—the Roman Catholic nun whose efforts to abolish the death penalty inspired the Oscar-winning film Dead Man Walking—will present the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Herrick Chapel at...
Step into the Rosenfield Lobby on Dec. 6, and you’ll find a special kind of book sale. Video of Child Slavery Survivors Connect with Grinnellians The 2012 Book Sale During her fellowship with 2011 Grinnell Prize winner James Kofi Annan’s organization, Challenging Heights,...
>> PRESIDENT KINGTON: Good Evening. As President of Grinnell College I am pleased to welcome you to the presentation of the 2012 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize Winners. The Grinnell Prize honors individuals under the age of 40, who have...
>> PRESIDENT KINGTON: Good Evening. As President of Grinnell College I am pleased to welcome you to the presentation of the 2012 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize Winners. The Grinnell Prize honors individuals under the age of 40, who have...
Nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize are due by Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Grinnell College is seeking nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize. The award program — which annually presents winners with a prize of $100,000 — honors young innovators under the age of 40 who have...
Nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize are due by Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Grinnell College is seeking nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize. The award program — which annually presents winners with a prize of $100,000 — honors young innovators under the age of 40 who have...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Events— Lunch with Prize Recipients: Noon, Marketplace Dining Pavilion Celebration in Des Moines: 5:30–8 p.m. World Food Prize Headquarters, 100 Locust St. The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients,...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Events— Lunch with Prize Recipients: Noon, Marketplace Dining Pavilion Celebration in Des Moines: 5:30–8 p.m. World Food Prize Headquarters, 100 Locust St. The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients,...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Event— Award Ceremony and Keynote Presentation: 4:15 p.m. Herrick Chapel (will be live streamed) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Event— Award Ceremony and Keynote Presentation: 4:15 p.m. Herrick Chapel (will be live streamed) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of...
  2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Events—Roundtable Luncheon with Winners: noon, Rosenfield Center Room 101"People with Rights," Access Asylum Winners: 7:30 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101 (will be live streamed)Pub Quiz: 9...
  2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Events—Roundtable Luncheon with Winners: noon, Rosenfield Center Room 101"People with Rights," Access Asylum Winners: 7:30 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101 (will be live streamed)Pub Quiz: 9...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Event— "Changing the World," SHE winners: 4:15 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101 (will be live streamed) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Event— "Changing the World," SHE winners: 4:15 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101 (will be live streamed) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of...
  2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Saturday's Public Event— Bowling with Winners: 8 p.m. Bowladrome (915 State St., Grinnell) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of Sustainable Health...
  2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Saturday's Public Event— Bowling with Winners: 8 p.m. Bowladrome (915 State St., Grinnell) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of Sustainable Health...
Jerry Greenfield delivers the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize Symposium in November 2012. Credit: Blur MediaWorks >>SARAH PURCELL: So it is my real privilege to introduce Jerry Greenfield this afternoon. I first met Jerry when he was here for the commencement of his...
Jerry Greenfield delivers the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize Symposium in November 2012. Credit: Blur MediaWorks >>SARAH PURCELL: So it is my real privilege to introduce Jerry Greenfield this afternoon. I first met Jerry when he was here for the commencement of his...

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Grinnell College has announced the winners of the second annual  Grinnell Prize honoring young innovators for social change: Cristi Hegranes, executive director and founder, Global Press Institute; Jacob A. Wood, president of  Team Rubicon, and William B. McNulty III vice...

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The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize honors individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an...

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