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Awards to USA Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors for Excellence in Essay Writing on the Theme of Ethics

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The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #177575

Grant Description

Awards to USA undergraduate junior and senior students at accredited four-year IHEs for excellence in essay writing on the theme of ethics. Applicants may submit an essay on a wide range of topics, as long as it explores a relevant ethical problem, concern, question, or issue.

Suggested Essay Topics:

What challenges awaken your conscience?

Is it the conflicts in American society? An international crisis? Maybe a difficult choice you face or a hard decision you had to make?

Explore the ethics of any problem, question, or issue, whether close to home or in the world at large.

What the Readers Look For:

  • Clear articulation and genuine grappling with an ethical dilemma.
  • Adherence to guidelines and carefully proofread essays.
  • Observation of rules for Standard English usage (grammar, punctuation, mechanics) in writing.
  • Thoroughly thought-out, tightly focused essays.
  • Originality and imagination.
  • Eloquence of writing style.
  • Intensity and unity in the essay.

Essays will be judged on:

  • The quality of the writing
  • The clarity of the ethical problem or issue
  • The depth of the essay’s ethical analysis – including, for example, reflections on matters of right and wrong, justice and injustice, and the implications of those reflections for society.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
Registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall 2022 Semester.

The Foundation requires an official letter from your Registrar on your institution’s letterhead, or from the National Student Clearinghouse verifying your enrollment as a full-time undergraduate Junior or Senior in the Fall of 202. Please obtain this and upload as a PDF as part of your online submission.

Students who are studying abroad in the Fall 2022 semester, but are considered enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply. Please check with your Registrar and obtain the appropriate documentation to verify your enrollment.

Pre-Application Information:

All essays must be verified by the deadline on December 30, 2022 at 5pm PST in order to be judged.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards:
- First Prize – $10,000
- Second Prize – $5,000
- Third Prize – $3,000
- Two Honorable Mentions – $1,000

Contact Information:

Apply online:
https://center.uoregon.edu/EWF/2023/CMS_CFP_Login::pageIndex?formid=2706593

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
555 Madison Avenue – 13th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: 212-490-7788

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