Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? Many of us believe them to be inseparable. That is why this Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 by our. NEW YORK, April 18, 2017 — The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and its partner in the Prize in Ethics Essay Contest, LRN, announced today that Micah Latty, Class of 2017, from Bethel University, is the first place winner of the 2016 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. Latty, a philosophy and computer science major, considered the role of silence in a divisive America in his winning essay, “Welcoming Silence.” As Latty writes: “We live in a culture filled with tensions and conflicts, old and new. In order for us to have any hope of flourishing together, we must learn to exercise hospitality toward one another, allowing those who are ‘other’ to be other in our presence. Fundamental to this practice of hospitality in the face of division and distrust is the simple willingness to allow for silences—welcoming silences, in which the voice of the other can dwell in all its irreducible strangeness.” Other winning students include: Dana Kiel of the University of Denver, Luiza Lodder of Pennsylvania State University, Devon Flanagan of Boston University and Eliah Medina of University of Houston-Clear Lake. The winning essays can be found on the Foundation’s website: The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition that challenges college students to submit essays on the urgent and complex ethical issues that confront us in the modern world. The Prize was founded in 1989 by Professor Elie and Marion Wiesel, and since, thousands of young people have written essays for consideration. Professor Wiesel, who passed away in 2016, personally judged this year’s contest and hand-selected the winners.
It is with profound grief that we share that Elie Wiesel – teacher, husband, father and grandfather – passed away on July 2, 2016 in Manhattan. A public memorial will be announced at a later date. Those seeking to honor his memory can make charitable donations including to the Elie Wiesel Foundation's work supporting. For 27 years, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity is offering Ethics Essay Contest which challenges college juniors and seniors to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. By entering the contest, you will become part of a 28 year legacy of leading young thinkers and writers confronting the ethical dilemmas in their lives and the world. Total award amount is $10,000 that will be distributed among the winners. The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity’s mission is to combat indifference, intolerance, and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding, and equality. Eligibility: Application Deadline: The complete application packet must be reached on or before February 10, 2017, by 5 pm PST. Link for More Information: Information: For Technical Support, you can contact at ewfprizehelp-at-ce.
PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo student honored by prestigious national essay contest PUEBLO – A Colorado State University-Pueblo student has earned honorable mention and a $500 award in a prestigious essay contest sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in New York, N. Y. NEW YORK, November 30, 2017 — The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and its partner in the Prize in Ethics, LRN, announced today that Darren Yau, a recent graduate of Wheaton College, is the first place winner of the 2017 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics. Yau, a philosophy major, paints a highly personal portrait of the dignity of an immigrant in his winning essay, “Truthfulness and Tragedy: Notes from an Immigrant’s Son.” As Yau writes, “It is this ethic the immigrant brings as a gift to his or her new culture. If we are welcoming enough, we might carefully receive this gift and listen for bits of wisdom. If we are courageous enough, we might even imitate it.” Other winning students include: Ana Dougherty of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael Ivory of Duke University, Ryan Duffy of Boston College and Eleanor Eagan of Middlebury College. The winning essays can be found on the Foundation’s website: The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition that challenges college students to submit essays on the urgent and complex ethical issues that confront us in the modern world. The Prize was founded in 1989 by Professor Elie and Marion Wiesel, and thousands of young people have written essays for consideration since its inception. “The Prize in Ethics is designed to nurture a next generation of moral leaders, and I can’t think of a more important or urgent mission,” said Dov Seidman, CEO of LRN.
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity 2015. The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an. Elie Wiesel has dedicated himself to the idea of defending. Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania in 1928. He took Jewish religious studies before he and his family were exiled to the death camps of Auschwitz during WWII. He survived the Holocaust, surviving the concentration camps of Gleiwitz, Buchenwald, Buna, and Auschwitz. He wrote about his experiences and eventually published his memoir, Night, which received international acclaim. Many other books soon followed — many of them about the Holocaust and Judaism, pointing out that everybody is morally responsible for fighting against genocide, racism, and hatred. Elie became teacher, orator, and activist; he travelled extensively all over the world to speak against injustice and persecution. He believed that everybody must be involved, interfering when they see human dignity being jeopardized, human lives endangered, and people persecuted because of politics, religion, or race. He believes that silence and indifference are two of the greatest sins.
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Apr 19, 2017. The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics Essay Contest has been a long-running contest for undergraduate students to engage in philosophical reflection. Wiesel has experienced inequality first hand through the Holocaust and has been working in several different areas involving the Holocaust. The foundation opened up two "Beit Tzipora Centers" in Israel for Ethiopian Jews fleeing violence in Africa. The Foundation’s mission statement, created in remembrance of the Holocaust, is "to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality." However, Wiesel would not let this setback prevent the foundation from holding to its mission. The centers are named after Elie Wiesel's younger sister, who was killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII. Wiesel has shared his experiences in the Holocaust in his memoir, Night, and his name can be seen in the U. The centers were founded in the mid-90s following the rescue of thousands of Ethiopian Jews from Africa, where they were facing persecution and violence. The refugees were transported by plane from Ethiopia to Israel beginning on May 25, 1991. The evacuation consisted of 18,000 Jews and took place over thirty-six hours.
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Welcome to The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2018 Submission Site. Submissions are now closed. For more information on this award, please visit the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics website at The red triangle Required indicates a required field. Required 1. Fill in your email address. In her first-place essay, “The Ethics of Intrusion,” Christiana Whitcomb ’14 looks at her role as a white outsider from Connecticut who drops into a Native American reservation in South Dakota. In the small prairie town of La Plant, Whitcomb interned for two summers (and part of a third) with an outside nonprofit that runs a summer camp for children, builds durable homes for families and hosts community events. The 197 inhabitants of La Plant live a hardscrabble life on the windswept, tornado-prone plains. A staggering 99% of the townspeople are unemployed, the suicide rate is seven times the national average, and the nearest grocery store is 35 miles away. On the surface, Whitcomb’s motive in volunteering appears unquestionable, even noble. And so she thought at first, until she began to doubt herself. “I have been hesitant to stop and question the ethics of this kind of intrusion because, for years, I have been seduced by the positive impacts,” she writes in her essay. “When a struggling family has a new roof over their heads, it seems petty to harp on the negative implications.” In her essay, she recounts the painful memory of the suicide of a 12-year-old child on the reservation with whom she had been close.
NEW YORK, NY--Marketwired - Apr 18, 2017 - The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and its partner in the Prize in Ethics Essay Contest, LRN, announced today that Micah Latty, Class of 2017, from Bethel University, is the first place winner of the 2016 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics. Everyone knows that college can be a huge expense for any student. Today students and families need to start saving years in advance in order to minimalize debt. Must be a senior excelling in Academic excellence, Athletic achievement, Active role in the community, possessing a strong Ambition, having a winning Attitude, and the ability to overcome Adversity. For those of you thinking about college, you may not need to worry much longer. One female and one male student will be awarded the scholarship. Here is a list of scholarships for students in the Cincinnati area. Description/Criteria: High school senior planning to attend a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems or a business program with a GPS of 3.3 or higher. Description/Criteria: Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled full-time in college, less than 23 years of age at time of application, a current FFA member unless otherwise stated, plan to attend post-secondary school in the U. Description/Criteria: Must be a student in grades 9-12 attending a public, private or parochial school or equivalent in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U. Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarships for Blacks Deadline: March Description/Criteria: Scholarships are for high school seniors, recent high school graduates and college freshmen dedicated to advancing the cause of civil rights. Academic excellence, leadership potential, service to others and financial need are considered. Dependents of member of Jack and Jill are not eligible. Deadline: March Description/Criteria: Offered to African American high school seniors planning to attend a 4 year college full time, in any state. Description/Criteria: For high school seniors of ethnic background and with US citizenship who have been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four year college or university. For undergraduates with US citizenship who attend an AEBT-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. Applicants receive one entry in the scholarship drawing for each question answered correctly. Essays must be submitted by an English teacher on behalf of the interested students.
Elie Wiesel has told us for over 50 years that he was tattooed at Auschwitz in 1944, and that his tattoo number is A7713. He has repeatedly said that he still has this original tattoo on his arm. Just last March in Dayton, Ohio, Elie met with the press, high school and college students, and 2300 members of the local community. On October 22, LRN and the Elie Wiesel Foundation will honor and celebrate this year’s winners of the Prize in Ethics. The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition, started in 1989, that challenges college students in the U. to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront us in today's complex world. As exclusive corporate partners of the foundation, LRN is proud to host the winners and guests in a reception at our New York offices on 745 5th avenue. “I can’t think of a person whose life’s work better stands as a testament to the notion of living a principled life. Elie Wiesel has dedicated himself to the idea of defending and living by ethical principles and values no matter how unpopular or dangerous. He has done so as a teacher, an author, a Holocaust survivor and a human rights activist, inspiring the very best from people and institutions. We are immensely proud to join with him and the Foundation in engaging students to consider ethical issues at the most intellectually formative time of their lives.” Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality.
The foundation established the award in 1989, as an essay contest for juniors and seniors in 4-year accredited colleges in the United States. The contest "challenges college students in the U. S. to submit essays on the urgent and complex ethical issues that confront us in the. The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity conducts an annual essay contest for undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Students may write about any topic they wish, as long as their essay explores the theme of ethics. The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in 1989; cash prizes are awarded for the First Prize ($5,000), Second Prize ($2,500), Third Prize ($1,500) and two Honorable Mentions ($500 each). LRN is the exclusive corporate partner of the prize. The following esssay, “From Shackles to Square Hats: Higher Education and Lifer Prisoners,” was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 Contest. Born in Taiwan, Chan attends Colorado State University – Pueblo. His essay explores the moral and practical implications of higher education for convicts, sharing a perspective through his current experience as an incarcerated student. From Shackles to Square Hats I remember the day I received my diploma for completing community college.
Junior Essay Winners 1st Place Kathryn Bonheur, Saint Patrick Catholic School, Norfolk -- Ms. Moberly · 2nd Place Matthew Moore, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk -- Mr. Tucker · 2nd Place Olivia Galbreath, Plaza Middle School, Virginia Beach -- Ms. Bonsall; 3rd Place Kate Kiameh, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Eads. Gavriel Brown’s Essay on Hurricane Sandy Awarded First Place Gavriel Brown, Yeshiva College junior and member of YU’s Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program, won first place in the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. The annual competition challenges college students across the country to submit thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Brown’s winning essay, “Losing Self, Finding Self,” focuses on lessons he learned while volunteering, and eventually coordinating many services, at a Washington Heights shelter after Hurricane Sandy. “Hurricane Sandy taught me that you don’t need to fly half-way around the world to do meaningful and urgent community service. Sometimes, the most pressing needs are right under our noses, in local schools, in shelters, in community centers,” said Brown, an English major from Silver Spring, Md. He added: “Elie Wiesel has always stood out as a literary hero and a humanist par excellance. His works sit on my bookshelves and, growing up, he taught me that silence, neutrality and indifference, are the ‘epitome of evil.’ To receive an award from him is humbling, to say the least.” Brown is the current news editor of The Commentator, the official student newspaper of YU, and was selected as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. His volunteer work at the shelter was recognized at Yeshiva University’s Annual Hannukah Dinner, where he was selected as a “Point of Light.” “My days at YU are immersed in words—sacred and profane, inert and alive,” said Brown.
Elie Wiesel was a Romanian-born Jewish writer, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He wrote more than 60 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Every year, the Holocaust Commission invites middle and high school students. Go to external website 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. The first prize is $5,000, the second prize is $2,500, the third prize is $1,500, and there are two honorable mentions of $500 each. Applicant must be a junior or senior enrolled full-time.
Contest Guidelines. Awards First Prize – $ 5,000; Second Prize – $ 2,500; Third Prize – $ 1,500; Two Honorable Mentions – $ 500 Each. Eligibility Registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall 2017 Semester. 2018 Essay Topic. “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation’s mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality.
The 2017 Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is now open for submissions! Open to college level Juniors and Seniors. Deadline is Monday, December 19, 2016 at. In camp, which has turned my life into one long night, ... Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent . A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. 32 “The thousands of people who died daily in Auschwitz and Birkenau, Primo Levi, on page 27 of his highly-quoted book Survival in Auschwitz, writes that every prisoner had to have a tattoo. children thrown into the flames.” Elie Wiesel, Night, p. “It seems that this is the real, true initiation: only by showing one's number can one get bread and soup.” Without a tattoo, how did Wiesel survive? “..of the memoirs and reports [of 'Holocaust survivors'] are full of preposterous verbosity, graphomanic exaggeration, dramatic effects, overestimated self-inflation, dilettante philosophizing, would-be lyricism, unchecked rumors, bias, partisan attacks...” Theater J (for Jewish) "caved" to the Nobel laureate when he Fed Exed a letter to the playwright that his lawyers would make sure her play, Imagining Madoff, featuring Bernie Madoff, Elie Wiesel and a secretary, never reached the stage. According to the Washington Post, Wiesel used the words "obscene" and "defamatory" and added, "Nothing of me is in your script!