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
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
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
In 2013, Ahmed was one of 62 nationwide recipients and the only Alabamian to earn
a Harry S. Truman Scholarship.