Since 1982, Chapman University has given The Schweitzer Award of Excellence to an individual or organization that exemplifies Albert Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service. View a list of recipients of The Schweitzer Award of Excellence »
Formerly given as part of Opening Convocation, the award will now be given at Baccalaureate, in recognition of the spiritual as well as ethical dimension of Schweitzer’s own motivation and to inspire students to a life of service and an ethics of reverence for life as they move out into the world upon graduation. And starting this year, the award will be given to both a student recipient and an alumni recipient.
Do you know a Chapman University student or alumna/alumnus who is deserving of this prestigious honor?
- Be involved in extraordinary humanitarian work that embodies Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service;
- Have played a leadership role in envisioning, founding, directing, or developing the project(s)/organization(s); and
- Inspire others to “invest their humanity” in a life of service and to embrace an ethics of reverence for life, both by their example and by facilitating engagement.
Nominations should be sent via e-mail to Nancy Martin, associate professor and chair of the department of religious studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2014.