WSU History student Kevin Schilling received a $5000 scholarship established in memory of Arthur Asante Sawe, who died tragically in a car accident on January 1, 2014. Kevin was nominated for his academic accomplishments, and because of his strong record of community involvement.
Arthur was a very special young man whose life touched many people. He was the only child of a single mother from Tanzania. He attended University Prep in Seattle. He devoted a great deal of time and energy to making the world a better place throughout his short life. Arthur earned an invitation to the White House as a result his fourth grade campaign against violent video games marketed to children. He graduated from WSU in 2011. After graduation, Arthur Sawe worked at the Legacy Group in Seattle and they have established this scholarship in his memory.
Kevin received this award because his many years of community service exemplify the reasons for which the scholarship was established.