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.
Registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall 2014 semester are eligible to enter the 2015 contest. Your essay must grapple with an ethical/moral matter of contemporary interest. Strong writing skills and a personal voice are key. Please see essay contest guidelines posted on their website for more details.
5 awards. 1st Prize: $5000. 2nd Prize: $2500. 3rd Prize: $1500. Two Honorable Mentions: $500 each.