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.

In the United States, the Foundation has for 25 years offered the Ethics Essay Contest which challenges college juniors and seniors to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world.

Current Opportunities for The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
Description: While we suggest relevant topics each year, applicants are encouraged to choose any subject they feel strongly about, provided it is related to the domain of ethics.

We appeal to college students to send us their essays. We promise you they will not be ignored. In fact, we shall be proud to be your first readers. And perhaps your first critics and publishers.

Contact Information

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
555 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022