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Student Awards

Recognizing excellent student work in ethics

Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

Annually the Symposium affords an outstanding opportunity for student scholars and creative writers to present and discuss their ethics-related work with leading scholars and creative writers in their fields and to participate in significant discussions of ethical concerns. The Prindle Institute will pay travel and lodging expenses for the students whose works are selected. Check out this year's Call for Papers and Conference Schedule. For further information contact Linda Clute, Operations Manager,

Prindle Prizes

These prizes are awarded to DePauw students for meritorious course work that speaks to issues of ethical concern. They are divided across broad education categories so that every class a DePauw student takes is an opportunity to be acknowledged and honored for thoughtfully thinking through the ethical dimensions of the course topic. If you have questions about where your course might fit with these prizes, don’t hesitate to contact Christiane Wisehart: To submit your coursework for a prize, visit the Prindle Prizes page and find the submission form there.

Hillman Student Interns

This year sixteen undergraduates each semester will serve as paid student interns at the Prindle Institute. The Student Interns advise the Director regarding student involvement at the Institute. These students provide energy, commitment and multiple perspectives. They also act as hosts for visitors to the Institute, and, most importantly, help to plan programs for students. For more information, contact Linda Clute, Operations Manager,

Ethics Bowl Team

For twelve years DePauw has sponsored teams in the Ethics Bowl competition. Since 2004, DePauw’s teams have won or placed second at the Central States Regional competition six times and moved on to participate in the APPE Ethics Bowl National Championship Competition. The 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 teams advanced to the quarter-final rounds at the national contest, and the 2011-2012 team advanced to the semi-final round, and the 2012-2013 team emerged from the Seventeeth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship as the national champion. Several Prindle interns have been actively involved in Ethics Bowl and the Prindle Institute has supported student travel to the national competition. Professor of Philosophy Marcia McKelligan coaches the team and selects its members. She is assisted by Robert Newton, professor emeritus of philosophy. Additional information can be found here. Any student who is interested should contact Marcia McKelligan,

Student/Faculty Summer Research

The objective of the summer research fund is to increase the opportunities for faculty and students to work together on research projects during the summer. The project and the proposal should be a collaborative effort of the faculty member and the student and should be of value to both. The student is expected to have the qualifications to do successful work and a product from the research is expected by the end of the summer. In addition to the twelve to fifteen projects ordinarily funded by Faculty Development, additional projects will be funded by the Prindle Institute.

The funding will consist of a student honorarium of $3,800, a faculty honorarium of $2,500, and a $400 maximum for project materials. The $400 allotted for each student covers research related expenses but not computers. These figures are based on the assumption that the projects will last 10 weeks, that the student will work full time (40 hours per week) and the faculty members will work half-time (20 hours per week). The stipends will be prorated for projects of shorter duration. (For further information and application forms, see the Faculty Development Web site.)

Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistants in Ethics

The Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistants are funded by the Lois and Nellie Sieg and Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Collaborative Research Fund for Ethics, an endowed research award established by James S. LoPrete '75 and Robert D. LoPrete '86 honoring their grandfather, Bishop Edwin R. Garrison '21. The Sieg and Dunlap Scholars will work in collaboration with the Frederick Visiting Professor of Ethics, the Schaenen Scholar, or other visiting or DePauw faculty members doing projects in conjunction with the Prindle Institute. For further information about the Sieg and Dunlap Student Research Assistant program, contact Linda Clute, Operations Manager,

Prindle Scholarships

The Prindle Institute for Ethics awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated a strong aptitude for thinking about ethics and the critical issues of our time. Students may indicate interest in the scholarship program at the time of their application to DePauw, but there is no separate application. Recipients must incorporate an ethics education component into their curricular or co-curricular plans at DePauw, which can include working for Prindle as an intern or staff writer, publishing or presenting on ethics-related research, participating in Ethics Bowl, and a variety of other options. Further information can be found here.