David Shan, of Guilford, Connecticut, was named the 2015 Murray Glauberman Scholarship Award recipient by the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) in recognition of his outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement. Shan is the 27th student to receive the award.
Since the scholarship program began in 1989, CSPA has awarded $216,000 to students such as Shan for outstanding leadership, academic achievement and extracurricular contributions and accomplishments, to aid them in their pursuit of a college degree. Shan will receive his award at CSPA’s Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago May 6.
“Shan is clearly a young man of exceptional character who has combined his considerable gifts in science with the ability to lead by example in academic and extracurricular endeavors,” said Chris Cathcart, President and CEO of the CSPA. “Shan’s work on renal pathology at Yale and his selection as one of only four Connecticut students in the 2014 Siemens Competition, makes it clear he will be a STEM scholar of the highest caliber at a time when such minds are in great demand.”
Shan will attend Columbia University in the fall, where he will further his studies in the biological sciences, in hopes of contributing to new discoveries that may lead to new life-improving treatments for patients. In his spare time, Shan will continue to indulge his passion for music. Shan is the principal trumpet in his school’s jazz and orchestra bands and participated in the New England Music Festival and local Shoreline Jazz Band.
The selection of this year’s scholarship winner was determined by committee in conjunction with Dr. Milena Santoro, associate professor at Georgetown University. Shan was selected from a pool of 93 applicants. Consideration is limited to those students whose parent or grandparent is employed full-time by a CSPA member company.