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Essay Prize in Ethics

Established to honor Richard T. Schellhase, a former professor at Ursinus College, the Schellhase Ethics Essay contest promotes discussion of ethics in a variety of settings.

Congratulations to the winners of the fourth annual Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics and a special thanks to Will Abele, the contest’s donor and originator, and to the U-Imagine Center

2018 Contest Rules

This year’s Schellhase Contest seeks submissions from students on either the relationship between corporations and the environment or student debt. View a prompt with full details as well as cases for writers to respond to is available here. The grading rubric with full details on how each contestant will be graded is available here. The deadline for the contest is March 2, 2018.

Contest Support

Students who want the opportunity to discuss this year’s topics and get advice on writing can attend two different sessions. Mondays from 12-12:50PM in Bomberger 128 and Wednesdays 11-11:50AM in Olin 217. For more information, contact the contest director, Prof. Scott Deacle.

Suggested readings

Can’t make it to the Contest Support? The below PDF file includes readings that will be used in the course as well as some other suggestions. Due to copyright concerns, we ask Ursinus students to access them through the college’s JSTOR subscription or other library resources.

Suggested readings can be found here.

Past winners

Note - past contests had different topics or themes.

2017 Schellhase Contest Winner, Chris Tan