Scholarship Details

Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award

Application Deadline:

2/4/2023

Requirements:

Leadership

Purpose:

The Rock Ethics Institute inaugurated the Stand Up Award to honor Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. This award and the individuals it honors should remind the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

Eligibility:

The nominee must be enrolled as a full-time baccalaureate student at any Penn State campus during at least one semester of the 2022/23 academic year. The nominee must have demonstrated ethical leadership either at Penn State or in the community. The nominee should have fostered the ethical development of peers.

Terms of Award:

This award honors students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. Successful nominees will be honored at the Stand Up Awards ceremony in April 2023, during which they will be presented with a $1,000 award.

Please Submit:

Nominators must write a confidential letter on behalf of the student. Please be specific and provide relevant details for the Stand Up Award Committee to consider in their review process. This letter should address the following items:

How do you know the student?
How did you become aware of the student’s ethical leadership?
What did the student accomplish?
What is the ethical issue(s) that the student’s actions addressed?
How did the student serve as an exemplar of ethical leadership?

A three-part essay written by the nominee, of no more than 750 words, describing what was accomplished, the moral reasoning and ethical motivation that led to the action, and how these actions involved and modeled ethical leadership. The nominee can find the editable essay form here. In order to understand the Rock Ethics Institute’s conception of ethical leadership we encourage students to view our Ethical Leadership Education module.

Please have these items complete before submitting your portion of the nomination.

Online Application:

https://sites.psu.edu/standuppsu/nominate/