Academic Affairs

Essay Prizes

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
The Elie Wiesel Foundation awards financial prizes of up to $5,000 for excellent essays in ethics. The 3,000-4,000-word essay may be on any topic; however for each year’s contest, specific topics are highlighted and suggested on the Foundation webpage. Students interested in submitting an essay may work with any faculty member appropriate for their topic of choice; however, they should also notify and invite feedback from the campus contact.
Eligibility: sophomore, junior, or senior standing.
Deadline: may vary (December or January usually)
Campus Contact: Dr. Dorian Stuber
Web site:

Bennett Business Ethics Prize
The Bennett Business Ethics Prize is awarded each year to the best essay submitted by a Hendrix student on the topic of U.S. Business Ethics and one of the following three areas: U.S. Literature, Philosophy, or Social Sciences.  Essays should be typed, 2000-4000 words long, and should follow the rules of style from any one style manual. The winner receives $300 and their name inscribed on a plaque.
Eligibility: any academic class
Deadline: spring semester; exact date is announced through campus media.
Campus Contact: Library Director Britt Murphy