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Office of National Scholarship Advisement

University of Mississippi

Schwarzman Scholars

Application year:

Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate


The Schwarzman Scholars is designed to give the most talented future leaders the power to change the course of history through a fully-funded, one-year Master’s degree program in Beijing, China. The program gives young leaders the opportunity to develop their understanding of China, hone their leadership skills, and broaden their professional networks while immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.

Signature of Program:

Schwarzman Scholars will build invaluable professional and personal connections in Beijing and beyond through a dynamic Student Life Program. This program is an essential part of leadership development and will expand students’ knowledge of China while introducing them to a broader global network.

Amount of Award:

Full funding for a year-long Master’s program and networking in Beijing, China.


Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be  important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field. Academic excellence will be a requirement for the program, but leadership potential will be the distinguishing factor for successful candidates. Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 28 years of age as of June 30 of the application year. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements. 3.5 GPA



Tim Dolan


September 27
Schwarzman does not require an institutional endorsement, therefore the University of Mississippi has no set deadlines.  However, applicants are invited to submit an application to ONSA by August 15 th and participate in the campus review along with the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell applicants.

Area(s) of interest:

Communication, Media, and Entertainment, Economics, Government, Law, and Policy, Leadership and Business, Other, Social Justice and Responsibility, Social Science Research, Social Sciences