Zeyu Chen, C’21, has been selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated interest in working in the public sector and possess a strong academic record in the liberal arts and sciences.
Chen is one of just 20 Key into Public Service Scholars chosen from over 600 applicants across the nation. Each scholar will receive a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and take part in a virtual gathering in late June to provide them with training, mentoring, and reflection on pathways into active citizenship in the tradition of Phi Beta Kappa’s founders.
Chen, from Beijing, China, is majoring in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) and mathematical economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. His academic interests include monetary and fiscal policies and political institutions. He is a peer advisor for PPE, and is involved in student activism around education justice, political science research, peer advising, and club water polo. After graduation, he intends to further study political science or macroeconomics in a Ph.D. program.