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The Skov Essay Competition on Business Ethics competition is only open to high school freshman from the El Paso, Ysleta, Fabens, Socorro, and Clint Independent School Districts. For questions or clarification about a particular school, please e-mail email@example.com.
Describe a story about a time when someone you know displayed tolerance towards a diverse coworker. What did you learn from this experience?
Essays are anonymously scored by at least three faculty members from the UTEP’s College of Business Administration or professional writers from the El Paso area.
No, there is no UTEP enrollment requirement. The prizes for the competition are cash, not scholarships.
Due to the volume of entries, only contestants who are selected for an award will be individually contacted with the results.
Demographic information is collected to generate aggregate statistics for those who enter the competition. Essay judges do not have access to student information, and therefore this information will not impact the judgment of your essay. Providing your demographic information is optional but highly encouraged.
The word count limit applies only to the essay itself. Words in the title, reference page, headers, and footnotes are not included in the word count.
As our aim is to challenge and develop future business leaders, essays should demonstrate a thoughtful analysis of the topic, employ specific examples, and use minimal to no informal phrasing. In addition, careful proofreading is highly encouraged.
No. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Entries will be accepted beginning November 1, 2019.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on January 31, 2020.
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Please visit our Ethics Resources page. Resources listed are not all inclusive and serve only as a basic platform to increase your understanding of business ethics.
If you choose to use this essay for a class assignment, we will be happy to collaborate with you! Once we review the essay submitted by your student, we will send you an acknowledgment email by March 31st notifying you that your student has submitted an essay that follows the Skov essay guidelines. You will also be notified if your student fails to follow the guidelines.
Skov Essay Competition on Business Ethics
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Business Administration