Scholarships and Competitions

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The MSCU Peace Advancement Challenge

Do you have an idea for practical peacemaking at local, provincial, national or global levels? If nothing comes to mind…think again! The Peace and Conflict Studies Department invites submissions for a new award that celebrates creative approaches to building peace: the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union (MSCU) Peace Advancement Challenge. Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate students and/or Conrad Grebel residents and associates are eligible to apply. For more details, visit our website http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/pacs or contact Rebecca Steinmann in the Peace and Conflict Studies department at pacs@uwaterloo.ca. An award of up to $5000 will be divided amongst the winning submissions.

Carnegie Council’s International Student/Teacher Essay Contest

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its fourth annual International Essay Contest. This competition is open to both teachers and students anywhere in the world.

From climate change, to terrorism, to global financial crises, many of the greatest problems facing us in the 21st century transcend national borders. All involve ethical issues, such as fairness, rights, and responsibilities. So as part of the Council’s three-year Centennial project, “Ethics for a Connected World,” we are asking thought leaders around the world to identify the greatest ethical questions facing the planet and how individuals, organizations, and countries should respond.

But the project would not be complete without input from students and teachers like you. What do you think? What is the world’s greatest challenge, and how does it affect both your local community and the world? What are the ethical issues involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge or dilemma facing the planet?

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
  • Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • Format: Word document, or email. English language entries only.

COMPETITION DEADLINE: December 31, 2012

HOW TO ENTER:

This competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities.

All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible.

All students, from high school students through to graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.

Collaborative essays between students and teachers are welcome.

Please email your entries to studentcontest@cceia.org. Please include your full name, address, email, age, and affiliation.

PRIZES:

1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate

2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate


3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

All winners also receive a copy of the edited volume, Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader

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