Select Page

Program Suspended

Sorry to report the contest was suspended due to lack of participation. It is under review to determine next steps.

George R. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest


About the Contest

Rotary International District 5300 George R. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest is designed to challenge high school students to analyze ethical issues and concerns confronting them in today’s complex world.  Because our fellow Rotarian, businessman, and philanthropist, George R. Hensel, Ph.D., privately funds this contest, there are no entry fees to pay.  Students submit essays to their local Rotary Clubs and may, at the club’s discretion, present their essays at a club meeting.  Winners at the club level advance to the District Level and four winners at that level are awarded monetary prizes.  The top three runners up are awarded cash prizes of $500 and the winner at the District Level receives $3,000.  The overall winning essay is presented at the District Conference.

2015-2016 Contest
Student Flyer
Student Entry Form
Club Entry Form
Fill-In Award Certificate
George H. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest PowerPoint Presentation
*A space has been provided on this document for you to place your club Hensel Essay Contest Chairperson’s information. You may input your club contact information on line on these PDF files and print for your use in recruiting students.


Winning Essays from the 2015 Contest

Winning Essays from the 2014 Contest

Winning Essays from the 2013 Contest

Winning Essays from the 2012 Contest

For more information contact:
Kathy Schlotz

District Events

Club Intent to Participate RYLA
Sep 1st - Apr 27th 2017
More info

2016 - 2017 Dan Stover Music Contest
Dec 1st - Feb 28th 2017
More info

2017-2018 District Directory Order Form
Jan 1st - Apr 22nd 2017
More info

Club 4 Way Test Speech Contest
Feb 1st - Feb 28th 2017
More info

DACdb University: Grants Module Training Part 1
February 23rd 2017
More info

Presidents' Advance (2/25/17 - 2/26/17)
Feb 25th - Feb 26th 2017
More info

Group 4 Way Test Speech Contests
Mar 1st - Mar 31st 2017
More info

Regional 4 Way Test Speech Contests
Apr 1st - Apr 30th 2017
More info

District Assembly 2017-18
April 22nd 2017
More info