J.T. Barton Ethics Essay Scholarship

2015 Essay Topics



CONGRATULATIONS to the 13th Annual 2013-2014 Essay WINNERS!

1st Place: Christian Weeks, Computer Science Topic: Through a Glass Darkly 1st Prize: $1,500 Scholarship
2nd Place: Savanna Sullivan, Biological Sciences Topic: Heritage or Heresy 2nd Prize: $1,000 Scholarship
3rd Place: Schuyler Easterling, Marketing Topic: To Bee or Not to Bee 3rd Prize: $500 Scholarship
Honorable Mention: Megan Brovan, English Topic: Faith Healers  

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

Ida Spruill, PhD, RN, LISW, FAAN
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina

Ida Spruill, a nurse, faculty member and researcher in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina, is the inaugural recipient of the Rutland Institute’s “Bringing Ethics into Focus” Award. Spruill is recognized for her accomplishments in health care research resulting in dramatic health improvements in individuals and communities.


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