Meet the 2021 Winners

Project Maji founders Martin Leet and Leah Voytovich

Empowering refugee communities with access to clean water

With project Maji, seniors Martin Leet and Leah Voytovich will use their President’s Engagement Prize to install a solar-powered water tank and provide agricultural and first aid training for members of the Olua I community.

Homeless Health and Nursing founders making rounds in local hospital
President Gutmann in front of ornate window in Fisher Fine Arts

"The recipients embody Penn’s core commitment to leadership through service, a most vital and urgent calling during these challenging times."

Amy Gutmann, Penn President

President's Prizes

Engagement is just one piece of the Penn vision.

Projects for Progress award logo

This prize offers a broader cross section of the Penn campus a special opportunity to propose meaningful initiatives, to receive funding, and to make an immediate—and sustained—community impact.

President's Innovation Logo

Unique at both Penn and across higher education, the President's Innovation Prize underscores the University’s considerable commitment to encouraging students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind.

President's Engagement Prizes logo

Competitively awarded on an annual basis, the President’s Engagement Prizes empower Penn seniors to design and undertake local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.