Fangdi Pan remembers being immediately intrigued a few years ago when she heard about a major new international scholarship program that would give students a deeper understanding of China’s role in global trends.
As a Chinese citizen, she also felt a sense of pride.
“Here was a scholarship program that was internationally oriented, yet based in China and very much China-focused,” Pan says. “That’s very unusual.”
Pan, a University of Wisconsin–Madison alumna, now has another reason to be proud: she just won one of those scholarships.
Pan is one of 142 students in the just-announced third class of Schwarzman Scholars. Winners receive full tuition for a one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Pan will begin classes this August, studying international policy focusing on energy development and security.