Varun Sharma, JS ’19, wins Schwarzman Scholarship to study in China

December 7, 2018

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.  


Varun Sharma

New Jersey Jefferson Scholar



The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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