Schwarzman Scholars applicatons now open to innovators who want to be global leaders

Schwarzman Scholars

The Schwarzman Scholars application is live, seeking candidates to foster the next generation of global leaders.  SU innovators — both students and young alumni — are encouraged to apply to become part of an outstanding group of talented young leaders from all corners of the world.  Created and funded by Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder, chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group,  the program is located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University (THU), located in Beijing.  The program fully funds up to 200 scholars annually to study for a one-year master’s degree at THU, and designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

Christian Tanja, Outreach and Selection Officer, Schwarzman Scholars, Global Scholarship Programs visited Syracuse recently to meet with faculty and students to encourage applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, who have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Whether in politics, business, sciences, or the arts, successful applicants are young people who have already begun to demonstrate the ability to lead, produce results in their fields, and a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives.

To access the U.S./Global application and learn more about requirements, please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website. The U.S./Global application opened April 15th and closes at 11:59PM on September 26, 2019. (The deadline for candidates who hold passports from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao is May 31st. The China application can be found here.)  A distinguished team of readers from around the world evaluates and narrows the pool of submitted applications based on an extensive set of guidelines. Each year, more than 400 candidates are invited to an in-person interview in Beijing, Bangkok, London, or New York, and those selected are notified of their acceptance by mid-November 2019.

Webinars and in-person information sessions for interested applicants will be hosted throughout the next several months leading up to the application deadline. To find out more, please sign-up for a session or contact the program with questions.