The Albert Schweitzer Award

The Albert Schweitzer Award is given annually to a graduating Harvard Chan student whose past work and current activities have been marked by a “reverence for life” and who has sought, as expressed by Schweitzer, to “make my life my argument.” The selection committee gives special emphasis to service activities undertaken by nominees during the course of their studies at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Eligibility

Any student graduating in November 2021, March 2022, or May 2022 is eligible.

Criteria

The selection committee gives special emphasis to service activities undertaken by nominees during the course of their studies at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Nomination

Harvard Chan faculty, staff, and students can submit nominations. Students may not nominate themselves. Nominations should be in the form of a letter of no more than 300 words, describing in detail the relevant work and qualities of the nominee. Please submit your nomination by April 9, 2022.

Selection process

Nominees will be asked to submit any additional information, such as a résumé, by April 12, 2022. Members of the selection committee will interview finalists at the end of April.

Recipients of the Albert Schweitzer Award will be announced during our graduation award ceremony.