Hu Shih is one of Cornell's most accomplished alumni. Mr. Shih received funding for his studies through the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program. He enrolled in studies at Cornell University in 1910 and graduated with the class of 1914. He was originally studying Agriculture, though changed his major to Philosophy and Literature after two years. While at Cornell, Mr. Shih was an active member of the community. After his time at Cornell, he went on to be a key contributor in the May Fourth Movement, Chinese liberal development, and literature. He stayed strongly connected to academia and served as a president of Peking University. He was also nominated for a Nobel prize in literature. For those who knew him at Cornell, Mr. Shih is remembered as thoughtful, studious young man, who was deeply appreciated by his friends.