Student Awards and Fellowships

The Banta Center provides three opportunities for all University of Redlands students to be recognized for their research, study, and service in the area of ethics and leadership.

Walker Ethics Award

The annual Randal Walker Ethics Award promotes awareness of, and engagement with, ethical issues in organizational life. Award recipients have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of ethics in business, government, or civil society by submitting an essay, research paper, or case study analyzing a contemporary ethical issue, problem, or accomplishment. Any University of Redlands student in good academic standing may submit their original work for consideration. Submissions are due on Friday, February 5, 2021.

For more information, please consult the Randal Walker Ethics Award Guidelines and Submission Procedures.

Banta Community Service Award

In the spirit of the University of Redlands' liberal arts mission, the Banta Center for Ethical and Purposeful Leadership has established the annual Banta Community Service Award to promote and recognize the values of citizenship, care, and individual responsibility.

Award recipients have demonstrated a commitment to their communities through volunteer, community service, and/or philanthropic activities outside of the classroom. Any University of Redlands student in good academic standing is eligible to be nominated by faculty, staff, administration, or their peers.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are due on Friday, February 5, 2021. For more information, please consult the Banta Community Service Award Guidelines and Nomination Form.

Student Research Fellowships

The Banta Center seeks graduate student research fellows each academic year, usually at the beginning of each semester. The research fellowship will enhance one's credentials and further the aims of the Banta Center to promote ethics education and research. The position is open to graduate students enrolled at the University of Redlands.

Fellows perform database research, summary analyses of articles, literature reviews, and compose research reports related to business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Specific directions for each project will be provided. Time expectations are between five and 10 hours per week (up to 20, if desirable and certain conditions are met). Fellows are appointed for the equivalent of one semester with potential re-appointment upon successful review. Remuneration will come in the form of tuition reimbursement up to $3,000 per academic term, depending upon available funds. Details will be discussed during the interview process.

The ideal candidate will be independent, able to travel occasionally, interested, engaged in business ethics/corporate social responsibility, capable of database research, and comfortable reading and analyzing business periodicals and peer-reviewed journals.

Email your resume and cover letter to be placed on the interest list.