Recent Harbert College of Business finance alum Azeem Ahmed is among the six current and former Auburn University students who have been nominated for the Marshall Scholarship, which enables up to 40 American scholars to study at a British university of their choosing.
The nomination marks yet another academic milestone for Ahmed, a 2014 Honors College graduate with a major in finance and a minor in sustainability. Ahmed has been serving as an Albright Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in D.C. Through his fellowship, he has been working closely with the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation on healthcare policy development and analysis, data collection and research, and budget review. He has also assisted in the development of legislative policy and in strategic planning processes.
Before graduating from Auburn, Ahmed earned the Clinton Hunger Leadership Award as well as the President’s Medal for his service in fighting hunger and reducing poverty. Ahmed, who grew up in Auburn, served as president of Auburn University’s Committee of 19, a group dedicated to eradicating hunger.
In 2011, he traveled to Egypt as part of a World Food Programme internship experience focused on the development of a national food program. He conducted more than 40 field visits and certified mills which produced more than 250,000 tons of vitamin-enriched rice.
In 2013, Ahmed was one of 62 nationwide recipients and the only Alabamian to earn a Harry S. Truman Scholarship.