The Bullitt Prize

*The 2024 Bullitt Prize application is closed. Thanks to all those who submitted.

The Bullitt Prize: $100,000 Springboard for Change

Are you an academic, professional, and/or grassroots leader working on a project or action to address a conservation or environmental justice issue in the Pacific Northwest? Then we want to hear from you — the $100,000 Bullitt Prize can be the springboard for change you need to address or solve that issue for your community.

The Prize is awarded annually based on the following eligibility: an individual or collaborative group, from an underrepresented group, from Washington State or the Pacific Northwest region if their work impacts Washington, are 35 years or younger and have demonstrated academic, professional, or grassroots leadership that advances the environmental movement.

The goal is to broaden, strengthen, and diversify the current and future leadership of the environmental movement by investing in emerging leaders advancing conservation and environmental justice efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

The Prize consists of $100,000, split over two years ($50,000 in year one, and the remaining $50,000 in the second year).

Bullitt Prize Timeline:

  • Application Open – March 1 through June 1, 2024
  • Selected applicants interviews – August 2024
  • Bullitt Prize selection – mid-September 2024
  • Public award ceremony – December 2024

Application information:

  1. Basic information and demographic information, and must meet at minimum eligibility requirements
  2. A current resume, and eligible to study or work in the United States
  3. Provide two references who can speak to the strength and experience of candidate, and impact and potential of applicant’s work
  4. Answer three prompts, which are:
    1. Tell us your origin story – tell us who you are and your connection to your community and the conservation and environmental justice movement.
    2. Why is the Prize the right next step in your career and your life?
    3. Describe how you would use this Prize and what impact it will have on you in your academic, professional, or grassroots work.

Your tax-deductible donation ensures a sustainable future.