Helen and Norman Burg Student Ethics Prize
Helen and Norman Burg
The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education awards the annual Helen and Norman Burg Ethics Prize to the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on an ethics-related topic produced within the previous 12 months. All Fordham students are eligible.
Winning essays will be posted on the Center for Ethics Education’s web site and listed in other Fordham outlets, such as Encaenia and the graduate commencement materials. In addition, notice of the award will be placed in the academic files of the winning students.
Winners will receive a certificate of commendation, a $100 award, and recognition at the Encaenia and GSAS Awards.
Eligibility and process for submission:
- Undergraduates may submit an independent essay mentored by a faculty member or a class paper.
- Graduate students should submit their papers in a format appropriate for publication in a journal in their field.
- Submitted papers must be nominated by the Fordham faculty member who supervised the paper or taught the class for which the paper was developed. A faculty member may nominate up to two papers, indicating the noteworthy qualities of the paper(s).
- Papers must include a one-paragraph abstract (200 words) describing the purpose and significant conclusions.Submit one file, containing both the abstract and the essay, as an email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate winner: Eric Miller (law), for "Listening to the Disabled: End-of-Life Decision Making and the Never Competent"
Graduate winner: Mary Veeneman (theology), for "Fostering A Sense of Autonomy in Adolescents in the Mental Health Care Context"
Undergraduate winner: Megan Minturn (FCLC), for a philosophy paper entitled "Dissolving the Bias: The Misallocation of Research and Development Monies"
FCRH = Fordham College Rose Hill; FCLC = Fordham College Lincoln Center