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.
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.
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"
Coolest School for
sustainability efforts by
the Sierra magazine (2020).
by the Princeton Review
Top 50 Green Colleges (2020)
AASHE awarded a
"STARS Gold Rating"
as measured by the
Assessment & Rating
GLOBAL LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
Learn more about how Dickinson is recognized as a global leader in sustainability education.
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.