Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies

Promoting Peace and a Global Beloved Community Through Nonviolence

Nomination Form for Gandhi Service Award for RI 8th Graders

Welcome to the “Gandhi Service Award for RI 8th Graders” Nomination Submission Page!

Please 1) Review the information, 2) Complete the form below, and 3) Submit. We look forward to receiving your nominations.


Andrew LoPresti from St. Michael’s Country Day School receives the 1st Annual Gandhi Service Award, 2013; Presenting the award is Dr. G. R. Verma, URI Professor Emeritus.
L-R – Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita (Director of the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies), Thupten Tendhar (Tibetan Buddhist Geshe), Andrew LoPresti, and Prof. Verma


URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies "Compassion & Selfless Service" Award

The URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies will present this prestigious award to selected 8th Grade Rhode Island students who exemplify the qualities of compassion and selfless service according to Gandhi's philosophy that the highest form of service is rooted in love and ahimsa, and "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others." Ideal candidates for the award would include students who give themselves unselfishly in service to others. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS APRIL 1, 2014.
  • Nominations are invited from teachers, principals/administrators, or other school support staff members.


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