Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest For High School & Undergraduate

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Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Award Amount:  $10,000

Number of Awards: 5

Deadline: December 11, 2017, at 5 pm PST

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity is pleased to announce its essay contest named as Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. The contest is open to undergraduate, full-time juniors or seniors who are studying at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall 2017 semester.

Host Institution:

Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation’s mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance, and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding, and equality.

Eligibility:

Students are eligible to enter the 2018 contest if:

  • Students are registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall 2017 semester, or
  • Students fulfill the guideline requirements and are studying abroad during the 2017-2018 school year, as long as they are registered as full-time juniors or seniors at their home schools in the U.S., or
  • Students are international or non-citizen students who fill the guideline requirements and are attending schools in the U.S.
  • Students who are studying abroad in the fall 2017 semester, but are considered enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant can submit an online entry through the given link: http://eliewieselfoundation.org/contest2018.aspx

Supporting Documents:

Submit an essay: In 3,000 to 4,000 words. Essay Topic-

Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. Note that the most engaging essays often reflect deeply on a particularly meaningful experience or episode in one’s life. That approach could focus ethical reflection on:

  • A personal issue
  • A family matter
  • A travel incident
  • An academic inquiry
  • A dilemma in literature or film
  • A recent article or editorial in a major newspaper
  • A current conflict in American life
  • An international crisis

Award Description:

  • First Prize – $5,000
  • Second Prize – $2,500
  • Third Prize – $1,500
  • Two Honorable Mentions – $500 Each

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/contest2018.aspx

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact at telephone: 212.490.7788 or ewfprizehelp-at-ce.uoregon.edu