Awarded to an outstanding history major intending to pursue history as a career.
Shahir Mohsenyan is an undergraduate junior in the history major who's looking to graduate with his BA in history in fall 2022. Despite him not taking a concentration within the history major, his biggest interest is American history from the Revolutionary War period to modern times, even though he's also interested in European history as a frequent traveler to Europe, particularly Germany and to a lesser extent, other western European countries. Shahir was born in Arlington, VA in 2002 to parents from Afghanistan, and can speak Farsi as well as a bit of Spanish, German, Dutch, and French. Shahir's future goals include obtaining a Master's degree in teaching from GMU and becoming a middle school teacher looking to teach in Northern Virginia.