Beginning in 2014, a new award was created in addition to the Schweitzer Award of Excellence. This new award, the Schweitzer Rising Star Award, recognizes an inspiring young Chapman alumnus or alumna who has taken up Albert Schweitzer's challenge to invest his or her humanity for the betterment of humankind and the world.
- Be a young alumnus (less than 10 years out of college);
- 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.