Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards Applications Open -Deadline February 1, 2013
Applications for the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award are now open. Please note that it is an award, not a scholarship, which means that a student in his or her final semester of a degree program may win the award. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The award was created to promote intellectual debate and discussion on ethics as related to business. It is intended to stimulate applicants to new heights of reasoning and self-discipline, with the ultimate result being a higher level of ethical understanding within the context of business and one’s daily life.
To apply for the award, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards in place in the College of Business in effect at the time of the award.
- Be enrolled full time in one of the undergraduate or graduate degree-granting programs in the College of Business, unless the student is in the final semester of his or her degree program and does not need full time enrollment. Preference will be given to students completing their first undergraduate or graduate degree at UNT.
- Submit a narrative of no more than two typed pages (using AP Style), highlighting what the applicant believes to be an outstanding example of ethical behavior in one of the business disciplines. The applicant is encouraged to cite notable research to support his or her views. The narrative may be derived from a class assignment, or it may be ad hoc. It must deal with an ethical issue arising from a business transaction or business situation.
The recipient of the award will be selected as follows:
- The College of Business Teaching Excellence Committee, which comprises one member from each of the College’s five departments, will review applications for clarity and inherent perceived value and select the recipient of the award.
- The Committee may request that applicants offer an oral explanation if additional information/clarity is needed.
- The Committee shall select the top narrative (award winner) and two alternates. The top three narratives will be made available (via web or other easily accessed medium) to the student body for edification and feedback.
- An applicant may win only one award and only once.
- The winner must submit to the Dean of the College of Business a copy of a thank you note the winner has written to the donors or, if the donors are deceased, to an appropriate recipient as designated by the Dean before the winner receives the monetary award.
Narratives are due in the Dean’s Office in the Business Leadership Building February 1, 2013. The award recipient will be recognized at UNT Honors Day in April and any regularly scheduled venues within the College.
Applications may be based on a classroom assignment, but may also be ad hoc, that is, independent of formal coursework.
Please note that the narrative is your official application for the award. No other forms need to be filled out.