Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award
Up to $1,500
awarded in Fall
The Mahatma Gandhi Annual
Student Award was established at Simon Fraser University in 2007 through
the generous contributions of the JS Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities
at SFU (and prior to 2012, the Institute for the Humanities at SFU),
the Thakore Endowment and the India Club. The purpose of this award is
to recognize and honour those SFU students who, in the spirit of
Gandhi's work, have been active in voluntary community service in areas
related to peace, justice and human rights.
All students attending or
planning to attend Simon Fraser University are invited to apply for
Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award. The Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student
Award, valued at up to $1,500, will be granted annually to a current or
newly admitted full-time SFU student in good academic standing on the
basis of demonstrated community service and leadership.
Voluntary service may
include any voluntary service which contributes toward the betterment of
the human condition: health related and caring services, literacy and
training programs, peer group assistance, work with peace organizations,
social justice initiatives, community building services, anti-violence
programs, anti-poverty programs, and local, national and international
programs that address issues related to peace, justice, and human
a) a one page description of
the studentís volunteer work which includes why you chose volunteer work
in the area of your choice, your experience as a volunteer, and, lastly,
speaks to the question of how effective you feel your volunteer work
b) include at least one letter of reference from a person in the
organization or group with which you volunteered.
c) a resume which includes all of your paid and volunteer work to date.
Complete application packages must be received no later than
August 31 of each year. Recipients will be recognized at the Gandhi
Jayanti each year.
Apply by visiting http://students.sfu.ca/forms/UGprscap.pdf
Recipients will be
recognized at the Gandhi Jayanti Event on October 2nd each year.