Four scholars with Stanford affiliations win Schwarzman Scholarships

The Schwarzman Scholars program, which awards scholarships for a one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has selected four people with Stanford affiliations to join its Class of 2022.

From left, Zhenqi (Jenn ) Hu, Suraj Bulchand and Yuhao (Henry) Cao are 2022 Schwarzman Scholars. (Courtesy Schwarzman Scholars)

The four Schwarzman Scholars from Stanford include Zhenqi (Jenn) Hu, a current Stanford student, as well as Stanford alumni Suraj Bulchand and Yuhao(Henry) Cao. The group also includes one scholar who has requested to remain anonymous at this time.

A total of 154 Schwarzman Scholars – selected from around the world – will begin their studies at Tsinghua in August 2021. At the university, the scholars choose from elective courses, which they can tailor to satisfy individual career goals while gaining a deeper understanding of the three pillars of the curriculum: China, leadership and global affairs.

Stanford’s 2022 Schwarzman Scholars are:

Suraj Bulchand, who has Malaysian-Indian heritage and is from Singapore, earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in management science and engineering at Stanford in 2018. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Bulchand hopes to explore Chinese perspectives on how governments can use big data to design effective public policy.

Yuhao (Henry) Cao, who is from China, earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematical and computational science at Stanford in 2015. Cao is passionate about connecting China to the world through the power of capital and is currently an investor at PAG, one of Asia’s largest private equity investment firms.

Zhenqi (Jenn ) Hu, who is from Singapore, is earning a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in management science and engineering. Hu is currently a scholar in the Public Service Commission of Singapore, where she aspires to contribute to public service through the intersection of policy, diplomacy and technology, and hopes to continue fostering relationships between young leaders across the Pacific.

Stanford students interested in overseas scholarships and Stanford faculty interested in nominating students for such awards should contact Diane Murk, manager of the Overseas Resource Center at dmurk@stanford.edu, of the Bechtel International Center.

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