Schwarzman Scholarship

Deadline NYU Internal Deadline: August 1, 2017
External Deadline: September 28, 2017
Eligibility   Bachelor's by time of award
Duration One-year master's degree in China
Website
schwarzmanscholars.org
Contact schwarzman@nyu.edu

Eligibility

Candidates must:

  • be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.
  • complete an undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university prior to August 1, 2018
  • demonstrate strong English language skills

Outline

From the Schwarzman Scholars website:

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

NYU's Endorsement Process

Currently enrolled undergraduate students must submit an NYU assessment using the Schwarzman Scholars Institutional Assessment Form. In order to have this form completed by the Office of Global Awards, please email a copy of your transcript(s) and your essays to schwarzman@nyu.edu by August 1, 2017.

Student who would like feedback regarding their application and essays must email schwarzman@nyu.edu by July 1, 2017. Please include a copy of your transcript and all application essays when requesting feedback.

Regarding advisor feedback, from the Schwarzman Scholars website:

We encourage advisors to help students think through the strategy of their applications and to ensure that their applications, including essays, effectively and accurately communicate the applicants’ strengths. However, the essay submitted with the application must reflect the applicant’s writing abilities, and we therefore do not want advisors offering line by line proofreading or offering close editorial commentary. An example of “high-level” (and therefore acceptable) advice is “You should put more emphasis in your essay on the challenges you faced creating a new student organization on campus.” An example of editorial/proofreading (and therefore unacceptable) advice is “Your introductory sentence in the section on your leadership experience is written in passive voice; it would be stronger if written in an active voice.”

Advice Schwarzman Recipient

Kes Rittenberg (2016):

Advice: I believe too often people fail to take the time to think about what it is that drives them. If you can figure out what makes you tick, which is by no means easy, then you will have no trouble explaining yourself to others.

 


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