$5,000 Maurice Prize for Innovation


The ECenter is pleased to announce the establishment of the annual J. Dolores and Alfred P. Maurice Prize for Innovation (Maurice Prize). The inaugural prize at the University of New Hampshire was awarded in the spring of 2018. 

The purpose of the Maurice Prize is to encourage and foster innovation, creativity, originality, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in undergraduate students enrolled at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

The goal of the Maurice Prize is to encourage students to be daring and not to fear failure. Students should know that not achieving everything they set out to achieve is not a failure, but an invaluable learning experience.

A team of judges comprised of faculty, staff, and students will select a winner and award an individual undergraduate student or a team of undergraduate students $5,000 based upon a set of evaluation criteria.

We appreciate and thank Alfred Maurice (UNH ’44) for the endowment of this prize at UNH and look forward to the innovative submissions from undergraduate students this year and years to come.

“Have an idea, anything that is innovative from a business idea, to a product, to a service, to a social idea, to an art or music project, or more. Outline the goals to develop the idea, work on the idea, share what you learned in developing the idea, and take some risks. That is what Alfred Maurice wanted to encourage in students with this prize.”  Ian Grant, Executive Director of the UNH ECenter