The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.
The Vilcek Foundation Prizes are awarded to foreign-born individuals for extraordinary achievement in the arts and sciences.
Learn more about the Vilcek Foundation Prizes and the prizewinners.
Awarded to immigrants with a legacy of major accomplishments.
Awarded to young immigrant professionals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement early in their careers.
Awarded to immigrants who have had a significant impact on American society, or to individuals who are dedicated champions of immigrant causes.
Recognition of Peruvian science – Carlos Bustamante, is honored for his research on the functioning of cells.
Original Air Date: April 3, 2012