Grinnell Prize

The Grinnell Prize — which annually presents winners with a prize of $100,000 — honors leaders who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

The program directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate individuals "who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good."

The Grinnell Prize reflects our college’s longstanding commitment to educating individuals who will make a difference in the world,” said President Raynard S. Kington. “We have been impressed by the high quality of nominations that we’ve received in the first years of the prize, and our students benefit greatly from interacting with Grinnell Prize recipients in the classroom and in informal settings on campus. The Grinnell Prize honors those who ‘practice what we teach,’ and we are pleased to have this forum to recognize people who are raising visibility and creating innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues."

For more information, see the Grinnell Prize page.