Krish Wadhwani, of Alpharetta, Ga., is the founder of a multi-purpose medical non-profit, a medical researcher and scientist, and recipient of numerous prestigious awards. And he's only a senior in high school.

Now, the Denmark High School student has added three more accolades to his collection. 

Krish in Washington, DC

Krish Wadhwani stands outside the US Capitol during the annual Coolidge Senators Summit in Washington, D.C.

In July of 2021, Wadhwani was selected as a “Coolidge Senator” by the nation’s Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. Wadhwani was chosen from across the nation based on extraordinary academics, leadership, and character. He is just one of 100 candidates out of 4700 applicants selected to earn the distinction, making him part of a selective two percent senator group rate. As a Coolidge Senator, Wadhwani received a $1000 college scholarship and attended the all-expenses-paid trip to the annual Coolidge Senators Summit in Washington, D.C. During his time there, he received a special tour of the nation’s capital, debated pressing issues in policy, and met many important government officials.

Wadhwani is also one of 100 finalists out of an initial pool of 3,000 applicants selected for the Bryan Cameron Impact Scholarship. The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarship awarded to exceptional high school students. Wadhwani will interview a grant officer at his own high school in November 2021 as he hopes to be one of 10-15 recipients of the full-tuition scholarship.

Most recently, Wadhwani was named 22 Under 22 by the Next Generation Foundation, and is only one of eight high school students in the nation selected for this honor. He received an all-expenses-paid trip to the Next Generation Annual Conference in New York City. It was later announced the event will be moved to a virtual format this year. 

When the high school senior is not raking in prestigious awards, he is working on the medical nonprofit he founded, called HD Solvera, that conducts biomedical disease research, assists healthcare centers, and raises money for hospitals. The nonprofit has conducted peer-reviewed research on synthetic treatments against neurodegenerative and cancer conditions. Wadhwani presented the work at the Global Behavior Health Conference and conducted his work at a National Institutes of Health-affiliated laboratory. Members from the organization have also raised thousands of dollars for small health service operations and for third world countries.

Following his graduation from high school, Wadhwani plans to attend college and major in either biomedical engineering or public health next year.