Eric Tse (WH '17) named a Schwarzman Scholar
A senior from the University of Pennsylvania, Eric Tse of Beijing, has been awarded a Schwarzman Scholarship, which will fund one year of graduate study leading to a master’s degree in global affairs at China’s Tsinghua University.
Tse is one of 142 selected to receive the third annual Schwarzman Scholarships, including students from 39 countries and 97 universities. This year, more than 4,000 people applied to the highly selective program for students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities, along with the potential to bridge and understand cultural and political differences.
Designed to prepare future leaders for success in a rapidly changing world in which China plays a key role, the Schwarzman Scholarship will allow Tse to return to Beijing and live at Schwarzman College on the Tsinghua campus, which was constructed specifically for the scholars program.
Born in Seattle, Tse attended primary school in Beijing and secondary school in Hong Kong and will graduate with a degree in finance from the Wharton School in December. His Schwarzman Scholarship will begin in September 2018.