CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TWO COLUMBIANS SELECTED FOR THE SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS CLASS OF 2024 - 2025
The Schwarzman Scholars program seeks to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing scholars to understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders. The fellowship provides Scholars the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
This year, the two Columbia recipients will join a class of 150 Schwarzman Scholars from 43 countries and 114 universities.
Helen Yang, SEAS’24, is from Montreal, Canada. Having earned an undergraduate degree in Statistics at McGill University, Helen will obtain her Master’s Degree in Operations Research from SEAS in May 2024. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Helen aims to leverage her technical and leadership skills to bridge western and Chinese influences in the field of Operations Research. Helen is also excited by the unique opportunity to connect with her birth country via exploring the global affairs and public policy landscape in China and in particular in Beijing, Beijing, her hometown.
Current students and alumni can learn more about the Schwarzman Scholars and other fellowship offerings through the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships office.