Seven Yalies will study in Beijing as Schwarzman Scholars

A Yale College senior and six alumni are among the 142 individuals who have been selected Schwarzman Scholars.

They will study for their master’s degrees at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s premier institutions.

The seven Schwarzman Scholars from Yale are senior Lionel Jin ’18, Reid Magdanz ’12, William Drexel ’16, Seth Kolker ’15, Joseph Kim ’16, Junrong Chen ’17, and and Andi Wang ’17.

The Schwarzman Scholar Class of 2019 was selected from over 4,000 applicants. It is comprised of students from 39 countries and 97 universities, with 41% from the United States, 20% from China, and 39% from the rest of the world. The winners will enroll at Schwarzman College on the Tsinghua University campus in August 2018. They will have a year of cultural immersion during their period of study, and will attend lectures, travel, and develop a better understanding of China. Expenses for each scholar are fully funded by the Schwarzman Scholar program.