The Albert Schweitzer Institute of Chapman University is dedicated to the task of preserving, critically interpreting, and disseminating the teachings of Albert Schweitzer within the study of ethics and ethical values. The Institute sponsors a university course on the life and thought of Albert Schweitzer, maintains an Albert Schweitzer Exhibit on the campus of Chapman University, offers the Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence and Schweitzer scholarships, and participates in academic programs on the legacy of Albert Schweitzer.
Schweitzer Award of Excellence
The Award of Excellence has been given since 1982 at the opening convocation of Chapman University to an individual or organization that exemplifies Schweitzer’s ethics of reverence for life and his dedication to a life of service.
Pictured left: 2011 Award of Excellence winner, Whirlwind Wheelchairs - see a list of winners over the year!