UNT selects winners of Ricco Ethics Scholarships

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 14:53

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three University of North Texas students have earned Ricco Ethics Scholarship for 2021.

The scholarship competition promotes intellectual debate and discussion on ethics related to students’ area of study at UNT. The goal is to encourage applicants to reach a higher level of ethical understanding in their personal and professional lives.

The scholarships debuted in 2011, when longtime friends of the university Nicholas D. and Anna G. Ricco provided a generous gift that was placed in an endowment.

The award, ranging from $3,000-$5,000, is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing.

2021 Ricco Ethics Scholarship winners are:








First place ($5,000) – “A Measly Choice” by Amy Goodman, graduate student in learning technologies in the College of Information


Second place ($4,000) – “The Ethical Link Between Morality and Mortality” by Zuha Viqar, junior majoring in social work in the College of Health and Public Service









Third place ($3,000) – “Consequentialism and Graduation Celebration: An Ethical Dilemma” by Kensley Behel, graduate student in performing arts health in the College of Music


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