Varun Sharma, the New Jersey Jefferson Scholar, is one of 147 students from 38 countries and 119 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.
Varun, a fourth-year commerce student, was selected out of a pool of more than 2,800 applicants. Read about his background and future plans in this recent UVA Today article.