The Richards Institute provides annual "Ethics Scholarships" to incoming high school seniors committed to Weber State University. Scholarship funds assist these ethically minded students with tuition, fees, book expenses, and any other approved educational costs. 


In accordance with its mission to teach and inspire ethical leadership, the Richard Richards Institute for Ethics is offering $1,000 scholarships to high school students planning to attend Weber State University and who have been selected as “Ethics Scholars.” To be considered for selection as an “Ethics Scholar,” please submit the online application below and follow directions on sending in additional documentation. Selections will be announced as part of the Keys to Success program at each high school and recognized at the Ethics Scholarship Banquet at Weber State University. Scholarship winners and their parents will be informed before the banquet and are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Ethics Scholarship - Teacher Flier

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Ethics Scholarship Banquet: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Weber State University, Shepherd Union Building, Ballroom B

Application Instructions: Complete the form and then email the following documentation items to

  1. High school transcript including current GPA and ACT scores (unofficial copy, such as a scanned PDF is acceptable).
  2. Verification of high school graduation date by high school administrator (e.g., brief letter from guidance counselor).
  3. Submission of a 500-word ethics essay answering the following question:

Every day we read or hear about people in all walks of life – professional, educational, medical, business, athletics, government, and more – who violate ethical principles. Please address what can be done (by parents, educators, and society as a whole) to encourage people to act more ethically. Please include a personal experience or historical incident demonstrating your position.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please take approximately 500 words to answer the above question on ethics. Essay submissions should be double spaced, titled and dated, include your name and high school, and be accompanied with this application.