Senior and JRCPPF Undergraduate Associate Tyler Rudolph was among three Princeton undergraduates selected this month to join the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Together with 110 other young people, Rudolph will earn a master's degree next at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. All of the scholars will live and study together in a new campus facility, where classes will be taught in English.
The Schwarzman Scholars website describes the honor as follows:
"Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends."
Rudolph began studying Chinese as a teenager, and lived in China for three months as a transfer student in high school. On his application for the scholarship, he noted his desire to gain "transnational relationships, [and] the cultural know-how and leadership capabilities to harness China's immense potential to innovate.