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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is open to college juniors and seniors.  Students entering the contest may write about any topic they wish pertaining to ethics.

Eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Five total awards are given, including one each first, second and third prize, and two honorable mentions. The essay consists of describing in their own words an experience they have had with ethics and what it has taught them.

The essay must be completed in 3,000 - 4,000 words, and must be the original work of the student submitting the essay. Entries are judged according to the quality of writing, focus on the issue, and grammar, punctuation and spelling. Students are required to have a sponsor, such as a faculty member, who can review the essay.

The contest is sponsored by The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, established in 1986 as an organization dedicated to educating youth on the issues of acceptance, understanding and equality. The foundation has its roots in the Holocaust and holds international conferences that focus on peace, education, health, the environment and terrorism. The organization has been sponsoring the ethics contest for 25 years.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $500 - $5,000.

For more details, visit www.eliewieselfoundation.org/entercontest.aspx