Since 1982, Chapman University has given the Schweitzer Award of Excellence to an individual or organization that exemplifies Albert Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service. Beginning in 2014, the recipient of this lifetime achievement award is selected from among the outstanding alumni of the university.
- Be involved in extraordinary humanitarian work that embodies Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service;
- Have played a leadership role in envisioning, founding, directing, or developing the project(s)/organization(s); and
- Inspire others to “invest in their humanity” in a life of service and embrace an ethics of reverence for life, both by their example and by facilitating engagement.