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Write an essay, win $1,000

Featured Events | Jan 22, 2013 |

Students with a keen perspective on ethics and morality, and the skill to write it out, are invited to exchange their best thoughts for $1,000.

Fordham’s Center for Ethics Education encourages Gabelli School students to submit a brief essay in pursuit of the Dr. K. York and M. Noelle Chynn Prize in Ethics and Morality.

The deadline is March 15.

The details, exactly as submitted by the Center for Ethics Education, are in italics below.

Good luck to all who decide to enter!


The purpose of the paper is to stimulate student self-examination about concepts of ethics and morality you have encountered.

In 1,000 – 1,500 words, you are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues and identify dilemmas of personal or social significance. Essays should articulate with clarity the ethical or moral issue and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. Essays may include reference to published scholarship, but must be original, unpublished work and should reflect your individual voice. Suggested essay topics include but are not limited to:

∎ Why is morality essential to leading a fulfilled and happy life?
∎ What are the obstacles to having a moral life, and how may they be overcome?
∎ How can morality be instilled as part of the education process for our youth?
∎ What moral responsibilities do we have to persons, institutions, society or our physical environment?

∎ Best Essay ($1,000)
∎ First runner-up ($500)
∎ Second runner-up ($300)

Winning essays will be featured on the Center for Ethics Education web site.

Click here for full details and instructions on how to submit!



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