Join us for an information session about the new Schwarzman Scholars Program on Thursday, April 23 from 4:30-5:30pm in Library 201. A representative from the program will lead the session. 

Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China’s culture, economy, governance and motivations. Up to 200 Scholars chosen annually from around the world for this highly selective, fully-funded program will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people. Scholars will study for a one-year Masters degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education. The program will focus on China as an economic and political force in the world through substantive, thematic study tours around the country. Their leadership and professional capacities will be further deepened by a mentoring program linking scholars to business, political and civil society leaders in the country, and through internships with global and national institutions and corporations based in Beijing. All classes will be taught in English and students will have opportunities throughout the year to study Mandarin.

A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity and exemplary character.  This scholarship is open to all citizenships. Students must have completed their undergraduate degree by before the program begins in July 2016.  Young alumni eligible to apply.

The program will build a professionally diverse cohort each year and welcome applicants from any undergraduate major who can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills  as leaders in their fields.  We expect the largest number of applications from fields and topics that are heavily influenced by trends in China, including but certainly not limited to economics, political science, sociology, history, business, public policy, international studies, environmental studies, energy, health, climate, urban studies, trade and others. We do welcome and encourage applications from young leaders in any field relevant to issues influenced by or relevant to China. To learn more, visit http://schwarzmanscholars.org/