Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion established The Elie Wiesel Prize for Humanity, shortly after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to advance the cause of human rights by creating forums for the discussion and resolution of urgent ethical issues.
The essay must be the original, unpublished work of the student, and 3000-4000 words in length. It may be developed from any point of view and can be written in the form of a case study, a personal experience or an analysis that is literary, philosophical, historical, biographical, theological, or psychological.
- Be a full-time junior or senior at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States
- Have a professor review his or her essay and complete a Faculty Sponsor Form
First prize: $5,000
Second prize: $2,500
Third prize: $1,500
Honorable Mention: $500
One time cash award.