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Washington, DC — AARP today announced a call for nominations for the Purpose Prize, the respected awards program launched in 2006 by Encore.org and now operated by AARP, which honors extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all.
This fall, five Purpose Prize winners will receive $50,000 cash awards intended to assist them in accelerating and expanding their plans. Of particular
One of the five prizes will be designated as the Andrus Award for Intergenerational Excellence, named
“For more than 10 years, the Purpose Prize recognized outstanding work by people age 60 and over focused on advancing social good,” AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said. “AARP is looking forward to continuing the great work of encore.org and we are pleased to say we have lowered the age parameter for applicants to 50 and up. We’re excited to see the ideas that people have and to support some of the most promising ones with cash awards intended to help them get to the next step.”
The Purpose Prize is open to the public and there is no charge for entry. However, to apply for the Purpose Prize, applicants must first be nominated by someone, or they may nominate themselves. Nominations may be submitted via www.aarp.org/purposeprize
Once having been nominated, applicants are invited to submit their Purpose Prize applications, which are due May 19, 2017. Nominations may be made from now until May 12 with all applications due May 19.
For more information about the Purpose Prize, including the nomination and application process, and prize eligibility, odds, disclosures, and official rules, please visit www.aarp.org/purposeprize.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial