The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues, and are rational arguments for ethical action. Eligibility: Registered undergraduate, full-time juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall semester.Essay topic: "Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself." Note: this topic is only a suggestion. Students may write about any topic they wish, as long as it explores the theme of ethics. Essays must be 3,000 to 4,000 words in length.Submission: Students must apply and submit essays online, and receive online verification from their faculty sponsor. Any professor may act as a faculty sponsor and endorse the quality and authenticity of the student's essay. Also, students must upload a letter from the Registrar or National Student Clearinghouse verifying enrollment.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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