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Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR)


January 31, 2024

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR) recognizes and rewards high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities. PPRR operates through 28 Regional Committees and an at-large committee that accepts applications from high school students who live outside the geographic boundaries of the existing regions. Each committee is responsible for awarding one Princeton Prize and may also award Certificates of Accomplishment for notable work.

    Each of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations recipients receives an award of $1,000 and is invited to participate in a Symposium on Race. During the symposium, recipients will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other Princeton Prize recipients from across the country and to speak with others engaged in racial justice work and scholarship. Prize recipients and Certificate of Accomplishment recipients are also recognized at ceremonies in their home regions by local Princeton alumni.
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Atmikha J  on 2/6/2021 12:56:55 PM

I would qualify as a great candidate for this scholarship as i am an immigrant myself. I was born in India in a small state named Kerala. Being a sophomore in High School, this is the 14th school i have studied in. I have been moving my entire life due to my dads job. Diversity is something i have experienced my entire life. Growing up in different states and countries and experiencing various different cultures along with moving to a new place ever year has been a true struggle. Winning this scholarship would help me pay for my collage and help me and my family settle. This would mean everything to me and my immigrant family. Thank you!

Darleta T  on 1/18/2021 7:41:53 PM

Great opportunity for a single mother and expecting mother !!

Raven K  on 1/18/2021 4:55:51 PM

I think this would be a great opportunity for me! Being lower-class can really put a damper on hope when it comes to post-secondary education.

Cassandra A  on 1/18/2021 10:25:03 AM

Hello I am a mother of 4. 1 graduated and in the military. The other one about to graduate UT in sociology. I really what to apply to help myself finish school. I like to forward my education in Physical Therapy. As , my 2 youngest kids are in middle school. I need more time to focus on school online or one on one. It’s very important to me to set a example that it’s never to late to finish and that education is a vessel of knowledge. That though learning and in paying it forward to teach in return. To help the community and the future to AdVance there skills. Thanks, Casssandra Allen-Pierson PTT

djenny G  on 12/17/2018 8:16:29 PM

I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to win a scholarship.

Moises L  on 9/25/2018 4:43:39 PM

Great opportunity.

Scott M  on 8/31/2018 10:31:16 AM

Races are different though. Take africans and europeans for example. Extremely different features and yet they themselves have their own makeup patterns. Africans have the curly short hair while europeans tend to have longer hair ( of different colors too). The facial complexions of africans and europeans are significantly different too. This is why they are different races of humans, they are indeed humans but not the same type (best way to put it).

Naika T  on 8/2/2018 2:59:56 PM

This is a great opportunity for me to won this scholarship. I think that being a black immigrant that came to America for a better life. I am sure that may not be the first time you've heard that. But as life goes on, it wasn't easy to make it this far and work hard to be proud of who i am and have a better understanding of other races and how it has a big influence of who each other is and how it doesn't change anything in the fact that we are all born equal.

Stephora S  on 2/26/2018 11:13:35 PM

This an opportunity that I wanted to have , I hope to be a winner

Joshua P  on 1/31/2018 12:12:44 AM

Scientifically speaking there is only one race of humans on planet earth. Our skin shade, dialect, language, religion, region from which we originated and the culture associated with those regions has nothing to do with race. Scientifically our DNA is all the same. Skin color is based on the amount of melanin that shows up in your skin and it shows in various shades based on your ancestry. Most darker skin people originate from having lived near the equator and lighter skin live further from the equator and have less contact with the sun. The melanin shows up to protect your skin from the suns harmful radiation. Nutrients available in food supply also plays a fundamental role in skin shade. There is no such thing as races of humans. It is the big lie since later 1500's early 1600's of which the lighter skinned Europeans propagated due to them feeling more superior to darker skinned people and others they met in their world travels. Since the lies inception, people have become brainwashed to it. Even on a census document you will be asked for your race. It makes a person feel special that they are classified into a certain category or type of person. Instead of race perhaps culture is a more adequate category. Perhaps if we eliminate race we'll stop making left turns and start making the right turns - Steve Parent

Kevin L  on 1/18/2018 11:04:43 AM

This is a great scholarship. I hope to win it!