Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986, Elie and Marion Wiesel established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in order to advance the fight for human rights. In line with this mission, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics affords a promising student the opportunity to win a monetary award by composing a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay relating to a modern ethical issue. Each year the Foundation will suggest a topic for the essay, but applicants are encouraged to choose any topic about which they feel strongly.

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Applicant must be a junior or senior enrolled full-time at a four-year college in the United States.

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