Frances & Arjay Miller Prize in Social Innovation

2015 Frances and Arjay Miller Fellows with Arjay Miller
The 2015 Frances and Arjay Miller Prize recipients with Arjay Miller

The Frances and Arjay Miller Prize is awarded to future leaders in social innovation and alleviates some of the financial hardship associated with choosing a social-impact career path.

The prize is granted to one or more Public Management and Social Innovation Certificate holder(s) each year. The recipients are individuals committed to tackling social or environmental challenges and building a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world in the next chapters of their careers.


  • MBA2s and MSx students graduating with a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation who are choosing a social-impact career path
  • Individuals who are financial-aid eligible according to Stanford GSB’s criteria
  • Those excluded from the prize: recipients of the Social Innovation Fellowship, recipients of the Henry Ford II Scholar Award


Prize winners receive a stipend of approximately $20,000 each.


Prize winners are expected to venture into employment focused on addressing a social or environmental challenge. Prize money may be recalled absent compliance with expectations.

Selection Criteria

  • Alignment of career plans with social and environmental public impact
  • Strong coursework focus on social innovation
  • Outstanding contributions to the Stanford social innovation community