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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

About the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest


*** Updated April 26, 2021 ***

The Elie Wiesel Foundation, which is dedicated to the life and memory of writer, thinker, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, runs an annual essay competition. Five students are awarded prizes ranging from $500 to $5,000 each year. Students have written on their personal experiences, political conflicts, and ethical issues in literature or art.

Scholarship Amount: $5,000 (1st Prize), $2,500 (2nd Prize), $1,500 (3rd Prize), $500 (Honorable Mentions)

Eligible Grade Levels: College Junior, College Senior

Eligible Majors: There is no major requirement for this scholarship.

Residency Requirement: There is no state residency requirement for this scholarship.

Minimum GPA: There is no minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship.



Deadline: February 16, 2021

Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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