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

Welcome to the¬†Nomination Submission Page for the “8th Grade Gandhi Award for Compassion & Selfless Service”!

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

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


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


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. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS APRIL 10, 2015. An email will be sent to your given email address upon submission to confirm that the entry was accepted.
  • Nominations are invited from teachers, principals/administrators, or other school support staff members.

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