Schwarzman Scholars info session at the LaunchPad, April 19

Applications for Schwarzman Scholars open this week and Syracuse University seeking outstanding high-potential young leaders from around the world to apply to the program.  The Syracuse University Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) and Blackstone LaunchPad will be hosting a session with a representative from the Schwarzman program  for students considering applying to the Schwarzman Scholars program in the 2017-18 cycle.

The Outreach and Selection Officer for the Schwarzman program, Christian Tanja, will be visiting the Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad to meet with interested students on:

Roundtable Conversation

  • Wednesday 4/19/2017
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Blackstone LaunchPad, Bird Library

In addition, a general campus session information session will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in Room 211, Hall of Languages.

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program was funded by Blackstone Group Chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman.

Anchored in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious new Schwarzman College, located at Tsinghua University, the program provides Scholars with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and  visiting speakers, and learn from world-class faculty through a dynamic core curriculum and concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics.

The Schwarzman Scholars experience also includes unparalleled opportunities outside of the classroom, including internships, senior mentors, and travel seminars around China.

The second class of 129 Schwarzman Scholars, selected in the fall of 2016, was composed of students from 30 countries and 75 universities, with 45% from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world. Schwarzman Scholars is quickly becoming the premier training ground for future leaders, educating and preparing the world’s most exceptional men and women to confront the difficult challenges of the coming century and develop an understanding of China.

This year, this unparalleled, fully-funded opportunity will be extended to up to 140 future leaders who will begin the program in August 2018. The program is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree.

The application for the 2018-2019 cohort is now available on the Schwarzman Scholars website and will close on September 28 for applicants from the United States and across the globe.

In addition to evaluating applicants’ proven intellectual and academic ability, the admissions process is heavily focused on leadership potential, strength of character, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives, and positions. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program and the network of Schwarzman Scholars alumni.

The written application will be reviewed by a distinguished team of readers from around the world who will narrow the pool based on an extensive set of guidelines. Approximately 400 semi-finalists will be invited to an in-person regional interview in Beijing, Singapore, London, or New York, and will go before notable panels comprised of CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit executives, journalists, and other leaders from around the world.

Learn more about Schwarzman Scholars at