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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics



Last updated on 1/15/2015

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity awards prizes totaling $10,000 to undergraduates for essays on urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world.

 

Guidelines pdf

Objectives
This essay-writing competition is designed to challenge college students to analyze urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Suggested topics for the 2005 contest are as follows: how is ethics a source of hope, and hope a source of ethics; examine the ethical aspects or implications of a major literary work, a film, or a significant piece of art; what is terrorism and what it the ethical response to it; reflect on the most profound moral dilemma you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics. Students may write about any topic as long as it pertains to
ethics.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are undergraduates, who are registered as full-time juniors or seniors at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. during the fall semester of 2004. Applicants who are studying abroad during the 2004-05 school year are eligible, as long as they are registered as full-time juniors or seniors at their home schools in the U.S.

Funding
First prize is $5,000; second prize is $2,500; third prize is $1,500; and two honorable mention awards of $500 each will be awarded.


Deadline: postmarked by 12/08

Address

The Elie Wiesel Foundation For Humanity

555 Madison Avenue 20th Floor

New York, NY 10022

U.S.A

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
529 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1802
New York, NY 10017
U.S.A.

Tel: 212-490-7777