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Celebrating two Schwarzman Scholars for Hughes

Congratulations to the two Hughesian scholars selected for the Class of 2024-2025.

Peihang ‘Marshall’ Li and Yutong Zhong will be heading to Beijing in the Autumn to enrol in the scholarship programme which supports scholars from around the world for a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

Selected scholars live in China for a year and are immersed in business and leadership training, alongside studying global affairs, and Chinese business and culture to help create an international community that bridges difference in order to “create a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.”

Marshall is currently undertaking an MPhil at Hughes in Economic and Social History and spoke to us about his time here: “Hughes really is somewhere I am proud to call home. Its pioneering history in women’s education is an inspiration and its inclusive and friendly culture today mean I’ve met many friends for life and encountered inspiring mentors across all ages, and from many places. The smiling staff and the free coffee and hot chocolate in the dining hall keep me going!”

Hughesians, Marshall Li, left, and Yutong Zhong, are heading to Beijing this Autumn to study global affairs and business leadership.

“And, I am truly enjoying the rowing too! Heading out with my early morning crew has been fantastic – and I’ve been able to take part in wider initiatives such as a committee member of the Building Bridges in Medical Sciences (BBMS) network.” said Marshall.

Fellow Hughesian, Yutong, completed his MPhil in Knowledge, Power, and Politics in Education with us in 2021. He is currently working in China presenting a ‘Youth Power’ dialogue programme and is a media commentator. He said “The scholarship programme is a fantastic opportunity to combine my knowledge, education and professional experience for the good of all. I am committed to international communication, promoting academic, educational, and cultural people-to-people exchanges through liberal arts initiatives and hope to develop this further in the future.”

“Thank you, Hughes Hall, for the kindnesses and opportunities – I will carry them with me to China for my next exciting challenge – as a Schwarzman Scholar” said Yutong.

Good luck to Marshall and Yutong in their next steps!

Further information

For more on the Schwarzman Scholarships: https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/about/

For more information on scholarships and bursaries at Hughes Hall: https://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/applying/scholarships-bursaries/.