Phillips Family Award in Ethics

The Phillips Family Award in Ethics is presented annually to an undergraduate student from Dartmouth College who has successfully demonstrated strength and interest in applied and professional ethics. Work may be in specific areas, such as medical or legal ethics, or in the broader arena of ethics applied to public life. A $500 prize is awarded to the winning paper.

The prize was established in 1990 by Gerald Phillips ('47), (Tuck '47) and Howard Phillips ('51), (Tuck '52) to honor their parents and by Stacy Phillips ('80) to honor her grandparents, Helen and Louis Phillips.

Papers due JUNE 7, 2021 by midnight

2021 Guidelines

  • Essays/papers or projects must be completed during the past calendar year (Spring '19 term through the Spring '20 term).
  • Deadline for submission is June 7, 2021 by midnight. Papers or projects must be typed, single-spaced, with all citations and references clearly noted.
  • Suggested minimum page length (12 point font): 10 pages.
  • Theses or final papers for courses may be submitted for consideration.
  • Include a brief cover letter with submission that includes your name, year, major, phone number, and any other relevant information (i.e., your particular interests in applied and professional ethics, previous related work experiences and courses, etc.)
  • Your name may appear on the cover page only. Our office will remove your cover and put a numerical code on your paper. Submissions will be judged anonymously.
  • The winning essay/paper or project report may be reproduced, in whole or in part, on the Ethics Institute's website.