Kevan Shah ’22 Named Schwarzman Scholar
Shah is the primary Muhlenberg pupil to obtain the award, one of the vital prestigious on the planet.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:31 AM
Kevan Shah ’22 speaks to viewers members on the launch of “Boundless: The Marketing campaign for Muhlenberg.” Photograph by Kristi Morris, Littlewing Pictures.
The Schwarzman Scholarship is given to distinctive pupil students from around the globe and features a one-year grasp’s in world affairs at Tsinghua College in Beijing. The scholarly and cultural immersion program is among the many world’s most selective graduate fellowship packages and is targeted on the geopolitical panorama of the 21st century.
The 2021 Schwarzman Scholar class consists of 151 college students from greater than 100 universities worldwide; the applicant pool numbered almost 3000 college students. Greater than 700 Schwarzman students and alumni kind a community that represents greater than 35 international locations and almost 150 schools and universities across the globe.
This yr’s Schwarzman Students cohort will pursue a one-year grasp’s diploma in world affairs, with a give attention to management, China and geopolitics. This system is up to date yearly to incorporate the research of present and future world affairs priorities. Students can be immersed in Chinese language tradition, full internships, hear from thought leaders, be taught alongside world-class school and expertise hands-on mentorship alternatives, serving to put together them for quite a lot of management roles after commencement.
At Muhlenberg, Shah, a public health main and medical school prospect, based End Overdose Together, a nonprofit designed to fight opioid abuse. Along with his mentor Chrysan Cronin, affiliate professor and director of public well being, Shah secured a $100,000 grant to coach Muhlenberg college students and neighborhood members on the administration of naloxone, an emergency nasal spray that may reverse the life-threatening signs of an opioid overdose. The grant was the biggest of its type awarded to a single establishment.
“This chance says way more in regards to the Muhlenberg household—together with invaluable mentors like President Kathy Harring, Dean Michele Deegan, Provost Laura Furge, Professors Chrysan Cronin, Mohsin Hashim, Christopher Herrick and Kammie Takahashi and Well being Professions Advisor Cailín Pachter—than it does about me,” says Shah. “I’m extremely grateful to be a part of this neighborhood.”
“I’ve been impressed not solely with Kevan’s apparent skills but additionally his genuine interactions with others, and cheerful smile and heat greetings each time I see him round campus,” says Furge. “We’re very pleased with his accomplishments, of the college and workers who’ve supported him and his friends on campus which have joined his work to scale back opioid overdose deaths.”
In November, Shah was named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholar and Marshall Scholar fellowships. Earlier in 2021, Shah was named a Goldwater Scholar, a Newman Civic Fellow and a Truman Scholar Finalist.