Trevor Lwere ’16 selected for Schwarzman Scholars Program

ALA alumnus Trevor Lwere ’16 from Uganda will join the seventh cohort of Schwarzman Scholars for 2023.

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and immersive Master of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

From an initial pool of nearly 3000 applicants, Trevor was selected as one of 151 Schwarzman Scholars from 33 countries and 106 universities.

“This year’s application process was incredibly competitive,” said Cordel Faulk, Director of Global Admissions. “The accomplishments of the admitted class speak for themselves.”

This cohort, which will enroll in August 2022, is comprised of an exceptional group of individuals, including a Scholar who won NASA’s design competition, a member of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Youth Council, several candidates on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, an award-winning journalist and the Managing Director of the Oxford Strategy Group.

“We are confident that these extraordinary young people will seize this opportunity to act with intellect and integrity, address pressing global issues, deepen cross-cultural connections, and fulfill the mission of Schwarzman Scholars: to create a steadfast network of future global leaders,” said Stephen A. Schwarzman, Founding Trustee of Schwarzman Scholars.

Trevor has always demonstrated a strong interest in global affairs and served in numerous leadership roles while at African Leadership Academy, including the Editor-in-Chief for This Week in Africa and ALAMAU’s Director of Administration.

He also participated in a panel discussion about youth political movements in South Africa at the invitation of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and graduated from ALA in 2018 with The Spirit of Africa Award – a prize awarded to the graduating student whose infectious passion for the African continent resonates across the academy community.

Trevor founded the Pan-African Youth Conference as a platform for students to study Africa’s development challenges critically and he is the author of Visions at Dusk, a handbook for African youth to lead change in their communities.

He is a Hesburgh-Yusko scholar, a Kellogg International scholar, and currently a senior studying Economics at the University of Notre Dame.

Trevor joins three other ALA alumni who were selected for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Program as part of the 2020 class; Alioune Fall ’11 of Senegal, Mariem Bchir ’14 of Tunisia and Beauclaire Junior Mbanya ‘15 of Cameroon.