Business Ethics Essay Contest

The Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME Center) at University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration is pleased to announce a Business Ethics Essay Contest for high school students. The goal of this competition is for future business students to contemplate ethical problems that accompany modern business practices, and clearly articulate potential solutions.

Essay Topic

The topic for the 2021-2022 Essay Competition was: “How can companies prevent the spread of misinformation in the workplace?”

Award Recipients, 2020-2021

1st place
Kella Elswick, Warren Mott High School
Cash prize $2,500 + scholarship $2,500*

2nd place
Yaritza Ramirez, Detroit Cristo Rey
Cash prize $1,500 + scholarship $1,500*

3rd place
BreAnna Cox, Cass Technical High School
Cash prize $1000 + scholarship $1000*


Honorable Mentions

Vincent Levesque, University of Detroit Jesuit
Cash prize $250

Meleah Newhouse, Powers Catholic High School
Cash prize $250

Erykah Boynton, Cass Technical High School
Cash prize $250


The nonrenewable PRIME Center Scholarship is contingent upon admission to, and full-time enrollment as a freshman in, the College of Business Administration at University of Detroit Mercy.

Congratulations to all award winners and scholarship recipients! Thank you to everyone for your participation!