Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award – deadline August 31, 2011

The Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award, valued at up to $1500, 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 amd 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 rights.
Applications packages must include:
a) a one page description of the student’s volunteer work including: why the specific volunteer work was chosen, the student’s experience as a volunteer, and the effectiveness (or impact of their volunteer work).
b) at least one letter of reference from a person in the organization or group with which they volunteered.
c) a resume which includes all paid and volunteer work to date.

Recipients will be recognized at the Gandhi Jayanti each year. The recipient of the award will be determined by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee based upon the nomination of the Institute of Humanities Gandhi Committee.

Complete application packages must be submitted by August 31, 2011 to:  the Institute for the Humanities, #2444 SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5K3. For further information, contact Sandra Zink, Institute for the Humanities, at 778.782.5855 or

For more information about the history of this award and past recipients visit:

As of Aug. 25th they had not received any applications.


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