Morgan Sehdev

Morgan Sehdev

Murray 1693 Scholar


Haddonfield, NJ (Haddonfield Memorial High School)

Why W&M

When I was little I told my parents that I wanted to go to William & Mary because it was close to Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. But this past spring I told my parents that I wanted to go to William & Mary because I couldn’t see myself studying anywhere else. At William & Mary, students find: outstanding professors, classmates excited to learn, opportunities in undergraduate research, and a campus buzzing with activity. Professors are open to carrying out discussions, to helping you when necessary, to involving you in their research. What makes this even better is the fact that this excites the general student population. Whether it’s in the classroom or in the Sunken Gardens, students are eager to learn, discuss, get involved, and make a difference. Students at William & Mary seem to value the educational journey, aware of their hopeful destination but never consumed by it. William & Mary encourages students to take what they learn and further it outside of the classroom by applying it to their own research. And do you know what?  They rise to the occasion, and their peers, professors, and College continuously support them in their efforts. To me, whether you’re a musician, an athlete, an artist, a freedom fighter, a scholar, an activist, or whatever else you may be, it seems that you’ll be able to find your niche on campus. And what’s even better, if you have yet to find your calling, William & Mary most certainly has a place for you. Over the years, the “why” may have changed, but in my mind the “where” seems to have always been William & Mary.

Intended Major

Hispanic Studies with a potential minor in Public Health

W&M Activities
  • Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability (SOMOS)
  • William & Mary Health Outreach Peer Educators (HOPE)
  • Associate production editor of the Comparative Humanities Undergraduate Journal
  •  Member of Dr. Saha's research lab in the biology department
  •  Global Film Fest Graphic Design Intern
  •  Sharpe Program member
  •  Club Team Field Hockey player
  • Goldwater Scholar
  • Alvin R. Schomer Human Relations Award
  • Neumueller Scholar - World Language and Art
  • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • J.M.T. Childrey Award
  • Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award
  • Marine Corps-Scholastic Excellence Award
  • Honorable Mention for the National Spanish Proficiency Exam (2011)
High School Activities
  • Bulldawgs Against Destructive Decisions Club (BADD), officer 3 years- school’s branch of MADD or SADD - spread awareness of drug related decisions and their consequences
  • LEO Club - Community service club
  • National Honor Society / National Art Honor Society
  • “Making A Difference” Mentors Club, Peer Mentors Club, and Peer Leaders
  • Math Tutor
  • Volunteer at Virtua Hospital
  • Art Classes at George Kaizar School of Art, Moore College, and University of the Arts
  • Varsity Field Hockey Player/ Captain
  • Student Representative to the Haddonfield Board of Education and the Haddonfield Municipal Alliance