Parsa Mufti became the first Kashmiri, who has been selected for Schwarzman Scholars, one of the most selective courses in the world funded by American Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman. Her talent and consistent hard work has helped her to achieve this milestone.

She is one of only five Indians selected this year. Schwarzman Scholars has an acceptance rate of only three percent making it is one of the most competitive scholarships in the world.Parsa is a lawyer and political strategist, and works for the Samruddha Bharat Foundation in New Delhi, where she works with leaders across various political parties. She also heads The Tryst, which has more than 3.9 lakh subscribers on YouTube. Schwarzman Scholars, located at Schwarzman College on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, announced its seventh cohort.

From an initial pool of nearly 3,000 applicants, the admissions team selected 151 Schwarzman Scholars from 33 countries and 106 universities. Each year, up to 200 future leaders from the U.S., China and the rest of the world matriculate as Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing to pursue a one-year Master’s Degree. Scholars chosen for this highly selective programme have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and the potential to understand and bridge cultural and political differences.The world needs Schwarzman Scholars now more than ever before.

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