Youth Purpose Research Awards
In 2007, 2008 and 2009, the Stanford Center on Adolescence offered $10,000 research awards to young scholars pursuing studies related to youth purpose. These awards were funded in part by the Templeton Foundation and the Thrive Foundation for Youth. Research proposals submitted to the awards program ranged from the fields of education and psychology to sociology and public health. Ten awards were granted over the three years. Below are descriptions of the awardees and their projects. For biographical information and a brief research description, select the name of the awardee.