National Fellowships

Elie Wiesel Prize

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Final Deadline: December 14, 2016 by 5:00 pm PST

The Foundation designed this contest to challenge college juniors and seniors to analyze urgent ethical issues in today's society. Juniors and seniors are invited to, in a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay, analyze the ethical questions and concerns facing them through an exploration of four suggested topics. First prize: $5,000; second prize, $2,500; third prize, $1,500. Information on each year's contest is posted on the website in June.

The 2017 Contest will open for submissions in Fall, 2016. This year's suggested topic: Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. Entrants are encouraged to enter online at

Visit the website for more information.