Christopher Benos, JS '18, wins Schwarzman Scholarship to study in China

December 6, 2021

Christopher Benos, the Wendy Whitlow Jefferson Scholar from the class of 2018, is one of 151 students from 33 countries and 106 universities selected to receive a Schwarzman Scholarship.

Schwarzman Scholarships are one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, providing funding to students to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Recipients undergo a rigorous application process designed to evaluate academic ability, as well as leadership potential and strength of character. 

Christopher, a current third-year law student at U.Va., was selected out of a pool of nearly 3,000 and plans to study Chinese political and legal institutions.

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