Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities.
The students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include tuition fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, an in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, health insurance, a stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses.
All qualified candidates will have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment and must be proficient in English.
Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent is required. Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year.
Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.
Academic excellence is a requirement for successful applicants, but there is no minimum GPA or class rank required to apply.