Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies

Promoting Peace and a Global Beloved Community Through Nonviolence

8th Grade Gandhi Award for Compassion & Selfless Service

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 in their personal lives, in school, and in their communities.

Do you know a student that would be deserving of this recognition?
  1. Review the Award Criteria: Gandhi Service Award Flyer 2016
  2. Complete the nomination form.

Gandhi Service Award 2015 Recipients:


Jillian Brosofsky


Mercedes Otero


Patrick Him


Hailey Chapman

Gandhi Service Award 2014 Recipient:


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

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