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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

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The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity sponsors an annual essay contest for full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors. Students are challenged to examine and analyze urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. First prize = $5,000, second = $2500, third = $1500, two honorable mentions = $500.


Full-time juniors and seniors at accredited college or university in U.S.

Application Procedure

Send for entry form (Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, 450 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1920, New York, NY 10017) or go to website suggested essay topics: --Reflect on the most profound, moral dilemma you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics; --How can human beings move beyond hate and toward reconciliation? --Explore ethical responses to fanaticism, hate and violence; --What ethical issue concerns you the most and what concrete proposals would you make to deal with it? Your essay should be accompanied by a completed entry form. A professor must review it and fill out a Faculty Sponsor Form.