The Grinnell Prize Office accepts volunteers—Grinnell College alumni, faculty, staff and students— to help with the selection process.
Want to become more involved with the Grinnell Prize? See the ways you can volunteer by clicking the FAQ page and then fill out the appropriate online volunteer form - student, faculty/staff, or alumni.
Prior to filling out the online form, you may wish to download a version to fill out offline. Downloading the Word version may require you to enable content/macros to edit and save the document.
Nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize are due by Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
We currently have enough alumni reviewers for the 2014 Prize process, but you are welcome to fill out the form to let us know of your interest for future years.
As alumni, there are various ways you can be involved with the Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize ("Grinnell Prize" or "Prize") initiative. Please review the FAQs and fill out the form below to indicate your interest. The review of nominations will take place during the last two weeks of November. Thank you for your interest!
Opeyemi Awe '15, Student Intern with Challenging Heights, 2012
Prior to filling out the online form, you may wish to download a version to fill out offline.
2014 Call for Applications: Staff Service Fellowship in Ghana with Grinnell Prize Winner James Kofi Annan
In appreciation of our staff's valuable contributions to the Grinnell community, and to further provide unique development opportunities for staff, up to two Grinnell staff members, regardless of exempt or non-exempt status, will recieve funding to work with the 2011 prizewinner, James Kofi Annan's non-profit organization Challenging Heights in Ghana.
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 abilities to serve the common good.”
2013 Grinnell Prize Winners
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 award of $100,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to an organization committed to the winner’s area of social justice, for a total of up to $200,000 in prize awards.