AARP seeking nominations for AARP Purpose Prize Award


AARP is accepting online nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize Award, which honors outstanding individuals, age 50 and over, who use their life experience to make a better future for all.             

The organization will award $60,000 this fall to 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, and there is no charge for entry. Neither nominators nor nominees need to be AARP members. Nominations, including self-nominations, may be submitted, through March 6, via

Once 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