The Elie Wiesel Foundation keeps the memory of Elie Wiesel alive through funding programs which reflect his most closely held values. We seek to make his teachings widely available through partnerships and technology. For over 30 years, the Foundation’s mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, has been to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality.
The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize In Ethics is open to registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall semester. In 3,000 to 4,000 words, you are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues and identify dilemmas. Essays may be written in the formal or informal voice, but most importantly, an individual voice should be evident. The essay should be developed from your point of view and may take the form of an analysis that is biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological or theological. Essays must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Applications usually open in late summer/early fall.