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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

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After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986, Elie and Marion Wiesel established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in order to advance the fight for human rights. In line with this mission, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics affords a promising student the opportunity to win a monetary award by composing a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay relating to a modern ethical issue. Each year the Foundation will suggest a topic for the essay, but applicants are encouraged to choose any topic about which they feel strongly.

The first prize is $5,000, the second prize is $2,500, the third prize is $1,500, and there are two honorable mentions of $500 each.


Applicant must...
  • be a junior or senior enrolled full-time

External deadline: December 2013 (TBA)

Campus deadline:

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