$100,000 Prize for Innovative Social Justice
Grinnell College is now accepting nominations through Nov. 5 for the 2013 Grinnell Prize honoring innovative individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in advancing positive social change. Up to three $100,000 prizes will be awarded, half to the winning individual(s) and half to an organization committed to the winner's area of social justice.
Global Press Institute has two major goals: to empower women by providing comprehensive journalism training which leads to employment with GPI, and using high-quality, locally produced journalism to address issues of large-scale, structural social justice.
Team Rubicon uses the special skills of military veterans to rapidly respond to disasters across the world. Team Rubicon's model aids veterans with the process of reintegrating into civilian life, as well as providing effective and rapid disaster relief.
Embrace distributes an innovative low-cost infant warmer to low-income communities around the world, and is now working to develop new health-care products specially tailored for the developing world.
About the Grinnell Prize
The Grinnell Prize directly reflects the College's historic mission to educate men and women "who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good." Through the Prize, Grinnell College extends its educational mission beyond the campus and alumni community to individuals anywhere who believe innovative social justice programs create a better world.
Nominees for the Prize may be nationals of any country, and no affiliation to Grinnell College is required. The program encourages a global and diverse pool of candidates.