Grinnell Prize

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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. 


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, Rosenfield Center Marketplace: upstairs
Lunch with the 2014 Grinnell Prize Winners
A sign-in sheet will be provided for anyone not on the Grinnell meal plan.


On the Prize Background

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.”


2014 Grinnell Prize Winners

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 countries and serve a total of 43 nations through their work.

Grinnell Prize

The Grinnell College 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 their organization.


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