Schwarzman Scholarship Campus Endorsement Application

Please provide the names, positions, and contact details for the two faculty who will be submitting recommendations on your behalf. Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure that this letter reaches Nichole Fazio (nfazio@uchicago.edu) by the stated campus deadline. Please ensure your letter writer submits their letter on letterhead, signed, and written to 'The Schwarzman Scholars Program selection committee'. Late letters will not be accepted.
Please provide the name, position, and contact details for the individual who will be authoring your professional/leadership recommendation. Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure that this letter reaches Nichole Fazio (nfazio@uchicago.edu) by the stated campus deadline. Please ensure your letter writer submits their letter on letterhead, signed, and written to 'The Schwarzman Scholars Program selection committee'. Late letters will not be accepted.
Please provide a 250-word statement detailing your specific career goals and objectives.
Please provide a 750-word personal statement. This essay should give evidence of your personal commitments to your course of study, your proposed graduate studies, and professional ambitions. It should also provide a 'picture of you', detailing your sense of conviction and developing sense of purpose. This is not a research proposal or a journal entry. It should conflate your personal and academic voice and consider key experiences from your recent past and how such experiences have propelled you to make particular decisions at UChicago, while influencing your plans for the future.
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Please provide a 750-word essay describing a significant example (or set of examples) of your leadership. The Schwarzman Scholarship prompt for the essay is replicated below: 'We want candidates to provide specific examples of their leadership that explore their abilities to understand challenges and opportunities, envision solutions, take initiative to act, inspire others to join an effort, and push through resistance and/or challenges in reaching results. The applicant's example(s) of leadership might address some but not all of these characteristics. Examples might include efforts such as founding a student organization that successfully addressed a pressing need on campus; taking on a influential role in an existing organization to redirect or revitalize it in the context of a new challenge; founding and running a startup to take advantage of an emerging opportunity. Candidates should NOT let these examples limit their thinking and should draw on their own personal experiences for similar examples of leadership. Candidates should avoid describing situations that might fall into one of the following categories, all of which are valuable learning and growth experiences, but do not give the committee a deeper understanding of the applicant's leadership over extended periods of time: (1) accomplishing a difficult but typical task assigned to you in the workplace (2) solving brief problems of cultural miscommunication while traveling or studying overseas (3) simply winning office in a student or community organization (It is, however, helpful, to describe the challenges faced and accomplishments achieved in office.) (4)brief situational challenges (Focus instead on longer term projects and challenges.)'
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Please provide a 500-word current affairs essay. The Schwarzman Scholarship essay prompt is replicated below: 'Choose an issue in contemporary social, international, business, environmental, diplomatic, arts, or other policy that is of interest to you. This essay should lay out the current factors and trends influencing the topic and make a realistic recommendation of how local, national, or international leaders should intervene to contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous future.'
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Please upload a current curriculum vita (CV), including all undergraduate research, honors/awards/scholarships, and other co- and extra-curricular activities since you arrived at the University of Chicago. Please *do not* include high-school activities. Ideally, your CV should be two pages.
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Please upload a current, unofficial transcript. Do not upload screen shots but actual unofficial copies.
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By providing my electronic signature in this field, I certify that this is my own work. I also understand that by signing and submitting this application, I waive my rights to see any letters of recommendation.