Syracuse students invited to become Schwarzman Scholars

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As we navigate the path forward during this unprecedented period, there has never been a more important time to recruit and train the world’s future leaders. If the last few months have taught us anything, it is that we are all far more interconnected than we ever realized. Global challenges require global solutions and leaders who are well-informed and well-equipped to develop them. With a front row seat to global crisis leadership and practical opportunities to construct interdisciplinary solutions, Schwarzman Scholars are better positioned to succeed and more in demand around the world than ever before. The program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 class of Scholars is now live. We encourage Syracuse University student scholars to consider applying to join another outstanding group of talented young leaders from all corners of the world. 

The Schwarzman Scholars community has demonstrated resilience and creativity over the past few months while adapting to ever-changing circumstances related to COVID-19. While prioritizing the health and safety of its entire community, the current cohort has quickly adapted to attending classes and participating in co-curricular programming virtually. When the current class graduates in June, Schwarzman Scholars will reach an important milestone: over 500 alumni worldwide.The incoming fifth cohort set to start in August will most likely come together virtually for a period of time, due to the current challenges, before going to Schwarzman College. 

Tthe program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Mandarin skills are not required for admission. 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 will close at 11:59PM on September 22, 2020. The deadline for candidates who hold passports from Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao is May 20, 2020. The China application can be found here. Applications 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. More than 400 finalists will be invited to an in-person interview in Beijing, Singapore, London, or New York, and will be notified of their acceptance by mid-November 2020. 

To give those interested in Schwarzman Scholars the opportunity to learn more about our selection process and unique elements of the Scholar experience while engaging with our Admissions officers, current Scholars, and alumni, the program will be hosting webinars through the next several months leading up to the application deadline.