UW–Madison alumna third Badger to win prestigious new international scholarship

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.

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