1. Apply to be on the USA TODAY College Academic All-Stars Team!
2. Elie Wiesel Ethics Essay Contest Deadline Approaching
1. If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior that has good grades, leadership experience, and has done community service, you should apply for the USA TODAY Academic All-Stars. Winners will receive $2500, a trophy, and have their photo and accomplishments featured in USA TODAY. For more information, please visit: http://www.scholars.uci.edu/prestigiousweb.asp?pid=14 .
2. If ethics is something you are interested in and you are a junior or senior, consider applying for the Elie Wiesel Ethics Essay contest. Winners receive $5000. Essays must be between 3000 to 4000 words and must answer one of the following prompts:
~What does your own experience tell you about the relationship between politics and ethics and, in particular, what could be done to make politics more ethical?
~Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself.
~Carefully examine the ethical aspects or implications of a major literary work, a film or a significant piece of art.
~Clearly analyze the relationship between religion and ethics in today’s world.
~How does a recent political or cultural event shed light on the ethics of rebellion/revolution?
For more information, please visit: http://www.scholars.uci.edu/prestigiousweb.asp?pid=16 .