Student Awards and Fellowships

As a University of Redlands student, the Banta Center for Ethical and Purposeful Leadership provides three opportunities for recognition and awards for research, study, and service in the area of ethics and leadership.

Banta Social Impact Award

In the spirit of the mission of the School of Business and Society to promote and recognize the values of citizenship, care and individual responsibility for social good, the Banta Center for Ethical and Purposeful Leadership has established the Banta Social Impact Award (formerly the Community Service Award). Recipients of the award will have demonstrated a commitment to creating a positive social impact on their communities through social entrepreneurship initiatives as well as volunteer, community service and/or philanthropic activities.

Any University of Redlands student in good academic standing is eligible to be nominated by faculty, staff, administration, or peers. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due on FRIDAY, February 9, 2024.

For more information, please consult the Banta Social Impact Award Guidelines and Nomination Form.
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Randal Walker Ethics Award

The annual Randal Walker Ethics Award promotes awareness 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 9, 2024.

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

The Banta Study Abroad Award showcases the integration of ethics, leadership, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and sustainability issues as they relate to the Study Abroad experience of the School of Business and Society.

Submissions will be evaluated according to their quality of composition, organization, research, and ethical analysis. The recipients’ submissions may be published on the Banta Center’s web page and used for promotional and/or instructional purposes. Recipients will receive up to $500 in tuition remission and be formally recognized by the School of Business and Society during an appropriate recognition event.

Questions regarding the award, selection process, and submission guidelines can be directed to the Banta Center (

Student Research Fellowships

The Banta Center seeks graduate student research fellows each academic year, usually at the beginning of each semester. The ideal candidate is independent, able to travel occasionally, and is interested and engaged in business ethics/corporate social responsibility.

Student Research Fellows: 

  • Should be capable of database research and comfortable reading and analyzing business periodicals, summary analyses of articles, literature reviews, and peer-reviewed journals. Fellows also compose research reports related to business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  • Are expected to commit between five to 10 hours per week. Fellows may commit up to 20 hours per week if certain conditions are met.
  • Are appointed for the equivalent of one semester with potential re-appointment upon successful review.
  • Receive remuneration in the form of tuition reimbursement, up to $3,000 per academic term, depending upon available funds.

The research fellowship will enhance your 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.
Email your resume and cover letter to to be placed on the interest list.
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