The Schwarzman Scholars program was founded by Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chair and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a global private-equity firm. The program was first announced in 2013 with the aim of providing a program comparable to the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The Schwarzman Scholars program offers the opportunity to build international relationships and global leadership skills through an immersive one-year master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
In the fall of 2024, the Schwarzman Scholars program will welcome 150 fully funded students to earn a master's degree in global affairs. For the first time, and after a competitive selection process, a Caltech student will be attending.
Joy Shi, a senior majoring in computer science, is joining a diverse class of scholars from 43 different countries around the world to learn about Chinese culture and China's role in the global economy. The Schwarzman Scholarship provides extensive opportunities for mentorship and networking, and helps its scholars move into roles as global leaders. [Caltech story]