Grinnell College awards a $100,000 prize each year to an ‘Innovator for Social Justice,’ and recently began accepting nominations for the 2018 recipient. The “Innovator for Social Justice Prize” is the largest award given by a U. S. college for efforts to promote social justice, and has disbursed at least $1.5 million since 2011. Grinnell College awards a $100,000 prize each year to an ‘Innovator for Social Justice,’ according to a nomination form that went live on Sunday.
The ‘Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize’ is the largest award given by a U. S college to promote social justice. Half of the money is awarded directly to the winner, while the other half goes to the organization that the winner represents.
‘With the creation of the Grinnell Prize, the College is extending its educational mission beyond the campus and alumni community to individuals anywhere who believe innovative social justice programs create a better world,’ the school boasts on its website, noting that students and staff members are offered the chance to work with prize-winners and their organizations through ‘student internships and staff fellowships.’
Funded with ‘discretionary funds from the College’s endowment,’ the school has awarded at least $1.5 million dollars since the prize was launched in 2011. Three prizes were awarded in each of the first two years, after which the number was reduced to two until 2017, when only one recipient was selected.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 23, 2017.