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The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize In Ethics

Offered by The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 9, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Upperclassmen

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

January 2025

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

Psychology, Journalism, Literature/English/Writing, Religion, 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

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and DACA students.

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 [email protected].

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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