Grinnell Prize medal

Grinnell Prize

Social responsibility calls for innovators of every kind.

Creators of sustainable agricultural technology. Champions for African children’s literature. Human rights advocates and natural disaster responders. The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize — known familiarly as the Grinnell Prize — celebrates and elevates change-makers like these and all the good they do. Standing strong in the face of adversity. Creatively approaching the biggest challenges that confront society today. Bettering the world in a way we recognize as Grinnellian. That’s why we’re proud to honor who they are and the impact they’re making on our world.

The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals 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 $50,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their related, nominated organization.

Nominations for the 2022 Grinnell Prize will open July 15, 2021 and will be due by Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Grinnell Prize Nomination Information

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Center for Careers, Life, and Service
1127 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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