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The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson

The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism

To help educate leaders who will build a more sustainable world, the Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism awards $100,000 each year to a prominent individual or group dedicated to preserving the planet and its resources. The winner then serves a residency at Dickinson to help students prepare to combat climate change and restore the natural world.

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College Farm interns. Photo by Carl Socolow 77.
Photo of the sun reflecting on solar panels.

 


Global Leader in Sustainability Education 

The Rose-Walters Prize is one of many ways Dickinson is a global leader in sustainability education. From achieving carbon neutrality to regularly being recognized as a Sierra magazine “Cool School,” Dickinson has established a decadeslong international reputation as a premier college for tomorrow’s leaders in environmental activism and advocacy. 


#2
in the nation

No. 2 Overall Top Performer among baccalaureate institutions in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) "Sustainable Campus Index 2019 and 2020" 



No. 14

Coolest School for
sustainability efforts by
the Sierra magazine (2020).

 

Ranked #6

by the Princeton Review
Top 50 Green Colleges (2020) 

AASHE awarded a

"STARS Gold Rating"  

as measured by the
Sustainability Tracking,
Assessment & Rating
System (STARS). 

GLOBAL LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION

GLOBAL LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION

Learn more about how Dickinson is recognized as a global leader in sustainability education.

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Past Rose-Walters Prize Recipients 

Past Rose-Walters Prize Recipients 

The Rose-Walters prize has connected Dickinson students with thought-leaders from the Clean Air Task Force, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other prominent organizations for workshops and seminars on advocacy, behavioral change and environmental law. It’s also brought to campus award-winning artists and writers raising awareness for climate change like Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Kolbert and Bill McKibben. 

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Rose Walters Prize

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to Receive Dickinson College’s Rose-Walters Prize for Environmental Activism

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to Receive Dickinson College’s Rose-Walters Prize for Environmental Activism

Dickinson will present the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with the Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize for Environmental Activism.

Sunrise Movement Co-Founder to Discuss Climate Crisis and Activism at Dickinson College

Sunrise Movement Co-Founder to Discuss Climate Crisis and Activism at Dickinson College

Varshini Prakash is the 2021 recipient of Dickinson's Rose-Walters Prize for Environmental Activism.

Youth Activist Organization Sunrise Movement Awarded 2021 Rose-Walters Prize

Youth Activist Organization Sunrise Movement Awarded 2021 Rose-Walters Prize

Varshini Prakash, executive director and co-founder of Sunrise Movement, accepts the Rose-Walters Prize during Dickinson's Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

Dickinson College to Host Series of In-Person Graduate Recognition Ceremonies for Class of 2021 and Guests

Dickinson College to Host Series of In-Person Graduate Recognition Ceremonies for Class of 2021 and Guests

Eric H. Holder Jr., 82nd attorney general of the United States, will receive an honorary degree and address graduates in a pre-recorded speech.

Dickinson Launches NPR Sponsorship Campaign

Dickinson Launches NPR Sponsorship Campaign

A new two-month campaign will promote the Rose-Walters Prize and introduce Dickinson to a national audience.

Clean Air Task Force Founder Armond Cohen to Deliver Rose-Walters Prize Lecture

Clean Air Task Force Founder Armond Cohen to Deliver Rose-Walters Prize Lecture

Armond Cohen will present “Hedgehogs and Foxes: Toward Climate Pragmatism” via livestream this evening at 7 p.m.