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Promoting Peace and a Global Beloved Community Through Nonviolence

Nomination Form for “8th Grade Gandhi Award for Compassion & Selfless Service”

Welcome to the Gandhi the “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.

**The Nomination Forma and Criteria for the 2016 Award will be available in January 2016.**

For a full description of the award criteria from the previous year, please refer to the following document: Gandhi Service Award 2015

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












Gandhi Service Award 2015 Recipients:


Jillian Brosofsky


Mercedes Otero


Patrick Him


Hailey Chapman







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