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Selection Committee

Grinnell College has assembled a diverse selection committee to evaluate nominees for the 2015 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize. Nominations for the 2015 Grinnell Prize are due by December 1, 2014. 

Prize Week Events

Each year the Grinnell Prize recipients come to campus in the fall. They receive their prizes, meet with students and the wider community, and offer presentations about their work.

The following events are free and open to the public.

Frequently Asked Questions

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History of the Grinnell Prize

The Grinnell College 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.”


2015 Grinnell Prize Winners

The power of words and language to effect positive change in individuals and societies is the focus of the 2015 Grinnell Prize, the largest monetary award presented by a U.S. college recognizing achievements in social justice.