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The AARP® Purpose Prize® award is a national award in the United States that celebrates people 50 and older who are using their life experience to make a difference. Through the Purpose Prize award, AARP celebrates the creativity, innovation, and inspiration that life experience brings.

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Please read the AARP Purpose Prize RULES before applying. 


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About AARP 

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Commitment to Diversity

AARP staff reviewers and jury are committed to principles of diversity, inclusion and equity. From its inception, this award was created and intended to uplift the voices and lived experiences of all people — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability status.