Nominations Open for AARP Purpose Prize: Honoring Individuals across the U.S.

Deadline: 19 May 2017

AARP Purpose Prize is currently open for nominations to honor extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all.

Every year the AARP Purpose Prize™ award honors 5 exceptional individuals who have tapped their wealth of experience to foster enduring and innovative positive social impacts.

Included within the AARP Purpose Prize is the Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. This award celebrates the legacy of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Dr. Andrus was an innovative educator and social change agent. The Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence recognizes work that brings multiple generations together for a better community.

Priority Issues

  • Civic engagement and community development
  • Environment and health
  • Children and youth
  • Economic opportunity
  • Arts and culture
  • Peace and security rights

Award Information

After a rigorous review process, recipients of this prestigious award each receive $50,000 to celebrate their achievements and to hopefully help broaden the scope of their work.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominations are invited from everyday people who do extraordinary things with their life experience to create social change. Consider nominating someone (or yourself) who is:

  • Tackling a major social problem
  • At least 50 years old
  • Started this work at the age of 40 or later
  • A legal resident or a US citizen living abroad, or a resident of a US territory
  • Not involved in a project that is exclusively religious or sectarian. People working in faith-based settings that have a broader social mission are eligible and encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Nominations must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit AARP Purpose Prize.

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