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Schwarzman Scholars was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, which was founded in 1902 to promote international understanding and peace, and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Blackstone Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman personally contributed $100 million to the program and is leading a fundraising campaign to raise an additional $350…

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Watch as Ricky Altieri, Class of 2017 , and Yao Ming, President of the Chinese Basketball Association, speak about China, Schwarzman Scholars and a basketball competition at the inaugural commencement ceremony.

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On July 1, 2017, Schwarzman Scholars celebrated their first graduation ceremony in Beijing. Founder, Stephen A. Schwarzman, shares his commencement address to the inaugural class: This first commencement of the Schwarzman Scholars is the culmination of a remarkable six-year undertaking, which required the time, dedication, goodwill and effort of many people across the world. From…

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Schwarzman Scholars Celebrates Inaugural Graduation Ceremony Beijing, July 1, 2017 – Schwarzman Scholars today celebrated the commencement of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Attending the ceremony were Tian Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education of China, Yao Ming, Chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association, Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Founding…

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CNBC premiered their original documentary featuring Schwarzman Scholars entitled, A Billionaires Bet: The Best and Brightest. After the announcement of the first cohort, we gave CNBC access to follow the stories of the inaugural class from acceptance to arrival in Beijing and throughout their year as Scholars. They followed the first cohort on the ground…

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Founder, Steve Schwarzman, shares his thoughts on the creation and idea behind Schwarzman Scholars on CNBC.Com: Our ultimate vision for the impact of the program is equally as ambitious as our initial dream to get the program off the ground. We want to see a future U.S. Secretary of State sitting across from a foreign…

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Examples of Leadership

Global Director of Admissions, Robert Garris, on examples of leadership in applications.  

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