Schwarzman Scholars 2017-2018 Campus Guidelines

Schwarzman Scholars prepares future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program gives the best and brightest students from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully funded one-year Master's Degree in Public Policy, International Relations, or Economics and Business at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Judy Zang (jaz36@pitt.edu), Director of National Scholarships

Ian Riggins (ipr5@pitt.edu), National Scholarships Advisor

 

Word document of Schwarzman Scholars 2017-2018 Campus Guidelines

 

Register for the Schwarzman Scholars Propsective Applicant Webinar on Thursday, April 21st at 5:00 PM

 

Things to Do Now:

  • Thoroughly read the Schwarzman Scholars website
  • Carefully consider which focus area—public policy, economics and business, or international studies—you will pursue; you don’t have to have studied one of these areas, but you should think about how to connect your academic interests (majors, minors, certificates, research, etc.) and professional goals with one of these areas
  • Research China with your specific focus area in mind; keep up with current events in the country and the rest of the world
  • Consider potential recommendation writers
  • Assess your leadership experiences, as this is a crucial component of the application
  • Schedule advising meetings with Judy Zang and Ian Riggins *We suggest advance scheduling a MINIMUM of 3 appointments according to the dates below
  • Update your CV/resume and upload it to your UHC profile (created for you once you schedule your first advising appointment)

 

By May 15:

  • Inform the National Scholarships office of your intent to apply for the Schwarzman Scholarship 
  • Ask potential recommenders for a commitment (if you haven’t already done so) and provide them with the recommendation writers’ packet; send a copy of these packets to Judy and Ian 
  • Send for necessary transcripts 

 

By June 15:

  • Meet with a National Scholarships advisor to receive feedback on your first draft (upload your essay drafts to your UHC profile AT LEAST 24 hours in advance of advising appointments)
  • Register your three recommendation writers in the Schwarzman online system
  • Register Judy (jaz36@pitt.edu) as your fourth recommendation writer
  • Complete your Schwarzman application; save as a PDF and upload to your UHC profile

     

By July 15:

  • Meet with a National Scholarships advisor to receive feedback on your second draft (upload your essay drafts to your UHC profile AT LEAST 24 hours in advance of advising appointments)

 

By August 15:

  • CAMPUS DEADLINE – e-mail a near-final draft of your entire application (essays, transcripts, and video) to Judy and Ian
  • Have your recommendation writers e-mail a DRAFT of their letters to Ian and Judy

 

By September 1:

  • Meet with a National Scholarships advisor to receive feedback on your near-final draft (upload your essay drafts to your UHC profile AT LEAST 24 hours in advance of advising appointments)

 

September 15:

  • FINAL DEADLINE – submit your final application through the Schwarzman online system
  • Save a PDF of your final application for your records and e-mail a copy to Judy and Ian