Trisha Shah

Trisha Large20 years old, attending University of Cambridge, UK. Trisha was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018. 

Trisha is studying towards an LLB in Law at University of Cambridge. She achieved A-levels grades of 4 A* and 1A (Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, Maths) and was the top student in her school for ‘O’, ‘AS’ and ‘A’ levels. She is a Grade 5 piano player and was the top in Kenya for IGCSE Music. Trisha was Head Girl at her primary school and was a Prefect for the four years at senior school.

She founded and chaired her school’s book and journalism clubs and was the Editor of her school’s newspaper. She was also the Treasurer of the Science Club and initiated the International Schools Science Fair. Trisha was awarded Best Debater in Junior High, and attended World Scholars and Model United Nations. 

During her gap year, Trisha gave a talk to the whole school with the goal of helping others avoid the challenges she had faced on making the correct career choices. Trisha’s citizenship work includes peer tutoring, which she has done for five years; working as a member of the team organising Pink Day, a cancer awareness and fundraising day; and tree planting. She also volunteers with Shree Visa Oshwal Community where she works with seniors, helping in entertainment and in their library.

Trisha’s father is a businessman and her mother is a homemaker.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Trisha was invited to speak about a service activity at the Beacon Leadership Symposium 2018.