Candidates interested in being part of Schwarzman Scholarships will go through a rigorous selection process.The process is designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world.The process includes an online application and credentials evaluation as well as in-person regional interviews. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholarship program.
Application Deadline: 31st May 2017
Institution of Study: unspecified
Level of Education: Graduate and undergraduate
Scholarship Type: Fully-funded
- Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.
- Age between 18-29 years
- English language proficiency.
- A complete and successfully submitted online application, including the requested personal statement(s) and additional components below.
- Uploaded transcripts/academic records from every degree-granting college or university attended (undergraduate or graduate – must be combined into one PDF and then uploaded). If transcripts are not in English, official translations must be included.
- Four electronic letters of recommendation: At least one of these letters must come from a recommender who can comment on the specific examples of leadership described in the candidate’s application.At least one of these letters must come from a recommender who can comment on the specific examples of leadership described in the candidate’s application.
- Video: Submission of a video is strongly recommended but not required. The video can be up to one minute in length, and candidates are invited to introduce themselves in any style or to set they think best conveys their interests and personality. Note: the file must be less than 20MB for you to upload it to the application.
- An essay in three sections: The piece falls into three distinct sections.
- Personal Statement (up to 750 words): Describe your professional interests and values and how the Schwarzman Scholars program and deeper knowledge of China will help advance your goals. Describe both your short-term objectives for the 1-3 years after the program and your long-term aspirations. How will you contribute to the community of Schwarzman Scholars and the program’s mission?
- Leadership Essay (up to 750 words): We want candidates to provide specific examples of their leadership that explores their abilities to understand challenges and opportunities, envision solutions, take the initiative to act, inspire others to join an effort, and pushes through resistance and difficulties in reaching results. The applicant’s example(s) of leadership might address some but not all of these characteristics.Current Affairs Essay (up to 500 words): Choose an issue in contemporary social, international, business, environmental, diplomatic, arts, or other policy that is of interest to you. This essay should lay out the current factors and trends influencing the topic and make a realistic recommendation of how local, national, or international leaders should intervene to contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous future.
- Current resume/CV: Please submit a resume or c.v. Appropriate for any application for employment in your country. The CV can be no longer than two pages.
We discourage applicants from submitting that are not required, such as portfolios, writing samples, additional recommendations, etc. Such materials will not be shared with the Review Committee.
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