J.T. Barton Ethics Essay Scholarship

2017 Essay Topics



Congratulations to the 2016 Essay Winners!

1st Place: Kendall Anderson, Junior, Genetics Topic: Anti-Vax Tax 1st Prize: $1,500 Scholarship
2nd Place: Lanie Summerlin, Senior, Political Science Topic: Police Officers' Bill of Rights 2nd Prize: $1,000 Scholarship
3rd Place: Hannah Carder Provost, Senior, Political Science Topic: Police Officers' Bill of Rights 3rd Prize: $500 Scholarship

Ethics Across the Curriculum K-12 Scholarship

Over the last several years, as a benefit of membership in the Rutland Ethics Alliance at certain levels, and as a means of outreach into the community, scholarships have been provided for K-12 teachers to attend a one day version of EAC K-12. Drs. Wueste and Fishman have created and offered this program.

Preparations are in process with the various Upstate superintendents to seek nominations for the 2014 session of Ethics Across the Curriculum K-12 for teachers is planned for Tuesday, July 8th. 2014 scholarship awardee and sponsor information will post soon.
In 2013 ELEVEN K-12 teachers were awarded scholarships to attend a session. They represented 2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 6 elementary schools from 5 school districts in the Upstate.

Click here to view the 2013 recipients

Rutland Cup

The Rutland Institute for Ethics stepped up to provide a championship cup for the International Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, an annual ethics competition sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. The “Rutland Cup,” as it almost immediately came to be called, made its debut at the 20th International Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, which took place at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Jacksonville, Florida, February 27, 2014. The names of the schools that have won the championship since it began in 1995 as well this year’s winner, the University of Montana, are engraved on the base of the Cup. This practice will continue from now on. The Rutland Cup is a lasting indicator of the Rutland Institute’s commitment to promoting ethics across the country, indeed around the world!

Bringing Ethics Into Focus Award

The "Bringing Ethics Into Focus" Award has been renamed the James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award.


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