Joseph F. Wall '41

Joseph F. Wall ’41 Alumni Service Award

During Grinnell College’s sesquicentennial celebration in 1996, the Joseph F. Wall ’41 Alumni Service Award was established as a tribute to the College’s 150 year tradition of social commitment. The award was named in honor of Joseph Wall ‘41, professor of history and longtime dean of the College, who inspired an ideal of service in his students.

Joseph F. Wall '41
   Joseph F. Wall ’41

In 2021, the College will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wall Service Award grant. To honor this special milestone, the College will award up to FOUR graduates with a prize of $40,000 each to either jump-start or complete a project that shows creativity and commitment to effecting positive social change. Projects may be original or supplement existing programs, address issues specific to local communities or be of wider global concern, and be carried out domestically or internationally. Any graduate of Grinnell College is eligible to apply, as long as they themselves will act as a principal of the project and they have not received the award in the past. 

How to Apply

Wall Service Award applications are no longer being accepted for 2021. We will begin taking applications for the 2022 Wall Service Award in March, 2022.

In the meantime, if you are interested in applying, we recommend you review the Wall Service Award application requirements. Applications are due August 31.

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