Prindle Institute High School Essay Competition

Are you interested in applying for Essay Contest? The Prindle Institute for Ethics brings a perfect opportunity for you as it is awarding five prizes ($300 each) for the best essays written by high school students on an ethics-related topic. This year’s topic focuses on human rights violations that occur in other countries. The contest is open for any high school student.

The Prindle Post is a global forum for ethical reflection and debate. Their goal is to report on and discuss the ethical issues that arise from newsworthy events.


  • Anyone currently enrolled in high school in the United States. You do not need to enroll at DePauw to receive the award.
  • This contest is open to any high school student regardless of college choice.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must submit an essay (500-2000 words) on the following topic:

Does the United States have a moral responsibility to intervene in countries where human rights violations are occurring?

Essay Guidelines:

  • You should present and critically discuss arguments for your position.
  • Don’t merely summarize what others have said, we want you to weigh in with your opinion on the merits of the arguments you discuss.
  • Cite your sources (any common citation style is acceptable).
  • Remove any identifying information from the paper you submit, including your name, high school name, etc. This ensures that papers will be anonymous.

Submitting Details:

Submit your essay paper via the online submission by using the given link:

Award Amount:

The Prindle Institute for Ethics is awarding five prizes of $300 each.

Application Deadline:

Your essay must be submitted on or before February 1, 2016.

Link for more Information:

Contact Information:

If you have questions, email at:


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