College students are encouraged to examine pressing ethical issues through the 23rd Elie Weisel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest.
Essays that rouse reflection, target problems and are realistic debates for ethical action are strongly encouraged. For instance, a suggested essay topic is “Articulate with clarity an ethical issue you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself.”
Full time undergraduate junior or senior college students registered for the Fall 2011 semester are eligible to participate permitting they are enrolled at attributed four-year colleges or universities in the United States.
In order to submit the essays, students must apply and submit their essays online at http://eliewieselfoundation.org/prizeinethics.aspx. In addition to this, their Faculty Advisor must grant them online verification (any professor can be a Faculty Advisor). Lastly, it is mandatory that students verify enrollment by uploading a letter from the Registrar or National Student Clearinghouse.
There will be five placement awards for winners. The first place winner will receive $5,000 while the second place winner will receive $2, 500. Third place will earn $1,500 while both honorable mentions receive $500 each.
Essay applicants are due by December 5 at 5 pm and are to be 3,000 to 4,000 words long.