Four LSE students awarded highly prestigious scholarships

Scholars chosen for this highly selective program have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities.
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Four LSE students have been selected for one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. As Schwarzman Scholars, Yuming Fu, Daniel Lawes, Nathan Méténier and Si Tou Un will study for a master’s degree at Schwarzman College in the Tsinghua University campus, Beijing - one of China's premier academic institutions.

From an initial pool of nearly 3,000 applicants, the admissions team has selected an outstanding class of 151 Schwarzman Scholars from 33 countries and 106 universities. With the incoming seventh cohort, the Schwarzman Scholars network – now with more than 700 members – will include 4 additional countries and 43 new universities.

Once admitted, Scholars pursue a one-year Master’s degree in Global Affairs with a core curriculum focused on three pillars: leadership, China, and global affairs. Each year, the academic program is updated to accord with current and future geopolitical priorities. Scholars are taught by leading international and Tsinghua faculty, with frequent guest lectures from prominent global thought leaders.

Beyond the classroom, Scholars gain exceptional exposure to China and access to important relationships through internships, mentors, high-profile speakers, and world-renowned faculty members. Scholars are also provided with a range of career development resources to help position them to lead in various industries upon graduation.

"The seventh cohort is an impressive group,” said Stephen A. Schwarzman, Founding Trustee of Schwarzman Scholars. “The world needs Schwarzman Scholars now more than ever before. We are confident that these extraordinary young people will seize this opportunity to act with intellect and integrity, address pressing global issues, deepen cross-cultural connections, and fulfil the mission of Schwarzman Scholars: to create a steadfast network of future global leaders.”

Each year, up to 200 future leaders from the U.S., China and the rest of the world matriculate as Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing to pursue a one-year Master’s Degree. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and the potential to understand and bridge cultural and political differences. They live in Beijing for a year of intensive study and cultural immersion – attending lectures, workshops, and discussion groups; being mentored and advised by leaders across sectors; and traveling while developing a better understanding of China.

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About Schwarzman Scholars

The vision of Schwarzman Scholars is to build a network of young leaders, and encourage them to explore and understand the economic, political and cultural factors that have contributed to China’s increasing importance as a global power.

Through the philanthropy, foresight, and dedication of Blackstone Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman, as well as the generosity of global donors who have been inspired by the potential and importance of this program, Schwarzman Scholars has raised more than $580 million to date. These funds will help endow Schwarzman Scholars in perpetuity.