$5,000 Prize Details & Requirements

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.

The Maurice Prize is offered in the belief that the education students receive derives benefit when students undertake projects of their own choosing and in doing so apply their knowledge, tap their ingenuity, identify valuable resources, and exercise their ability to work with others.

The UNH Maurice Prize Judges will award the Maurice Prize annually to the participating student or team of students deemed to have done the most outstanding work on a project.

Please note that this is not a prize for an idea TO DO… but a prize for an idea that has been worked on. The Registration of Intent is the starting point which will be evaluated.

Unlike the Summer Seed Grant, the Maurice Prize requires no post-award engagement with the ECenter. Winner(s) may use the $5,000 prize for any purpose. If the winning participant is a team of students, the team shall determine how the Maurice Prize shall be used and how it shall be divided among the members.

Maurice Prize winner(s) are required to provide information for all taxes and reporting prior to being awarded the check. Winner(s) will be required to complete a W-9 tax form and other documents as required by UNH and the IRS guidelines and are solely responsible for any tax implications of this award and should consult their tax advisors for additional information.

In order to receive the Maurice Prize, participants give permission to the ECenter at the University of New Hampshire to use photographs, audio and video recordings of participant(s), without compensation, for promotional activities. All materials and summaries of the project will be required to be made available for future review on the MauricePrize.com website.

Actual payment occurs on or after August 1, 2020.


Questions?  Email the ECenter.