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The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize In Ethics

Offered by The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 14, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Upperclassmen

Application deadline:

December 29, 2023

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college upperclassman interested in ethics, either as they pertain to your own life or on a bigger scale? If so, we may have a great opportunity for you: the Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics essay contest! The contest is open to college juniors and seniors attending a university in the U.S. who write an essay analyzing ethical issues in today’s complex world. The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity offers this scholarship. The foundation honors Romanian-born American author of Night and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel by funding programs that reflect his values. Thus, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity is proud to host this annual essay contest to support young writers and encourage critical thinking on ethics. Contest winners can earn up to $10,000 to help pay for their educational endeavors. If you are passionate about ethics and want to put your thoughts into words, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The contest is open to full-time college upperclassmen at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Upperclassmen


US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA

Academic Interest

Journalism, Literature/English/Writing, Religion, Psychology, Social Science, Political Science, History

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.

4,000-word essay

Proof of enrollment


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity at ewfp[email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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