Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest

December 29, 2024
Awards Available: 3

Scholarship Description

The Elie Wiesel Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Elie Wiesel by supporting programs that embody his core values. With a commitment to making his teachings widely accessible through collaborations and technology, the foundation has, for over three decades, focused on combating indifference, intolerance, and injustice. Through international dialogue and youth-centric initiatives, the foundation aims to foster acceptance, understanding, and equality, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust.

Scholarship Details:

  • Incoming and current undergraduates enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall semester are encouraged to apply.
  • Students must display and describe engagement with ethical questions and dilemmas.
  • In a thoughtful essay of between 3,000 and 4,000 words, applicants are encouraged to raise pertinent questions, highlight specific issues, and identify ethical quandaries.
  • The essay can be crafted in a formal or informal voice.
  • The narrative can take various forms, such as biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological, or theological analysis.
  • All essays must be the original and unpublished work of the applicant.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to current undergraduates.
  • Enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall semester.
  • Students pursuing two-year degrees or graduate programs are ineligible.
  • Enrolled full-time.

Application Process:

  1. Stay tuned for the opening of applications, typically in late summer/early fall.
  2. Craft an original and unpublished essay of 3,000 to 4,000 words.
  3. Express your unique perspective on ethical questions and dilemmas.
  4. Submit your application and essay as per the provided guidelines.
  5. Use of writing that is generated or aided by Artificial Intelligence is strictly prohibited. If it is determined AI was utilized, this may result in disqualification. The essay submitted must be your own original, unpublished work however can be a paper that was turned in for class.

Embark on a journey of ethical exploration and contribute to the legacy of Elie Wiesel by participating in The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize In Ethics. This scholarship is a unique opportunity to engage with profound ethical issues and make a meaningful impact through thoughtful reflection and analysis. Keep an eye out for the application opening and seize this chance to be part of a legacy rooted in combating indifference and fostering understanding.

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