Feb 5, 2018
AARP Seeking Nominations for AARP Purpose Prize® Award Five $60K Winners This Fall; Deadline for Nominations is March 6th
Awards Honor Innovative Work by People Age 50-Plus with Focus on Social Good

WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced there are 30 days left to submit online nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize which honors outstanding individuals, age 50-plus, who use their life experience to make a better future for all.  This fall, AARP will award $60,000 to each of five AARP Purpose Prize winners, intended to assist them in accelerating and expanding their community-focused work.

The AARP Purpose Prize is open to the public, there is no charge for entry and neither nominators nor nominees need to be AARP members.  But there is a deadline for nominations: March 6, 2018.  Nominations, including self-nominations, may be submitted, through March 6, via www.aarp.org/purposeprize

Once having been nominated, applicants are invited to submit their AARP Purpose Prize applications, which will be due April 6, 2018. 

“This past November, AARP recognized the tremendous, community-focused work of five extraordinary individuals age 50-plus, each of whom received $50,000 to help fund their ongoing work,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.  “This year, to celebrate AARP’s 60th anniversary, we have increased the prize level, for each of five AARP Purpose Prize winners, to $60,000 and we will name 10 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows, each of whom will receive $5,000.”

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

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About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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