LSE Undergraduate student Yi Jun Mock has been selected for one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, located at Schwarzman College in Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Yi Jun, aged 21, is one of 147 scholars selected from over 2,800 applicants worldwide to be part of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2020, in recognition of his exceptional academic and personal achievements and his work to be a positive force for change.
As part of the programme, Yi Jun will study for a year at Tsinghua University where he will establish a broad network of professional relationships through internships, mentorship opportunities, high profile speakers and chances to travel throughout China.
Last year, Yi Jun was presented with an esteemed Queen’s Young Leaders Award for making a difference in his community and co-founding and running Advisory, a non-profit company in Singapore designed to help young people make informed career choices.
Passionate about sustainable development, he served as Project Leader on the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth, where he worked to engage youth globally in the Sustainable Development Goals. He also worked on the National Youth Council’s Young ChangeMakers (YCM) Grant Panel, assessing and mentoring youth teams applying for funding for community projects.
Commenting on the fellowship, third year Politics and International Relations student Yi Jun Mock said: “With China’s increasingly important role in the geopolitical landscape, and as I prepare to enter Singapore’s foreign service, I wanted to enrol in a master’s program that could give me an in-depth understanding of China in the 21st Century.
“With its focus on first-hand exposure to Chinese society, politics and business, as well as its emphasis on leadership skills and professional development - the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University seemed like the perfect choice to allow me to better understand China’s role in an evolving world order. I’m incredibly excited to join my peers from around the world in the class of 2019/2020, and grateful for the opportunity to spend a year in Beijing!”
LSE graduate Dominic Feroze, who currently works in the Deal Advisory team at KPMG, was also selected for the fellowship.
The Schwarzman Scholars fellowship is designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century and bring together the world’s best young minds to explore and understand the economic, political and cultural factors that have contributed to China’s increasing importance as a global power. The class of 2020 will enrol in August 2019.
For more information about Schwarzman Scholars, please visit: https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/