Princeton Prize in Race Relations Awarded

Prize awarded during this year's PANE Annual Meeting at the Museum of Science. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino presented the awards.


“To promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.”
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was founded in 2003 by Henry Von Kohorn ’66. Boston was one of first cities to pilot the Prize in 2003. Eight years later, the Princeton Prize has expanded to 23 regions across the United States. Project entries are judged by the Princeton Prize Committee, which consists of alumni, administrators, and former students winners. Each year, Boston’s Princeton Prize winner is awarded a cash grant of $1,000 and a trip to Princeton University for the Symposium on Race held each May. The Symposium on Race is sponsored by the Class of 1966 and co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Carl A. Fields Center.

The local committee of this national prize acts:

  • to solicit applicants from local high schools for this prize which recognizes high school students’ efforts to promote racial understanding and harmony,
  • to  read the applications
  • to  select the winner and honorees,
  • to plan a celebration gathering for the winners, their families, and the local Princeton alumni community.

To learn more, please contact one of the Boston committee members: