Two UNC students and one Duke student have been chosen for the first class of Schwarzman Scholars and will study for one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

UNC senior Larry Han, 2015 Carolina alumnus Max Seunik and Duke senior Emma Campbell-Mohn are three of the 111 inaugural class.

The Schwarzman Scholarship gives scholars the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a funded one-year master’s degree in public policy, economics or international studies.

“Schwarzman Scholars will allow me to strengthen my understanding of China’s position on foreign policy and national security,” said Campbell-Mohn. “My fellow classmates and distinguished professors will form a community where decision-makers can express contrary opinions and work together to ensure global peace and stability.”

Emma Campbell-Mohn Schwarzman Scholar. Photo courtesy of Duke University.

Emma Campbell-Mohn
Schwarzman Scholar. Photo courtesy of Duke University.

Of the 111 chosen, 44 percent came from the United States, 21 percent are from China and 35 percent came from the rest of the world.

“This is a tremendous honor to have two Carolina students among the first cohort of Schwarzman Scholars,” said Chancellor Carol Folt. “Larry Han and Max Seunik are outstanding young men – gifted leaders and dedicated humanitarians who are deeply passionate about advancing global health and development.”

Both Han and Seunik are Morehead-Cain Scholars.