At an event celebrating the accomplishments of the late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, the Graduate School of Design unveiled a new scholarship to provide financial assistance to Middle Eastern students.
Starting next fall, incoming freshmen from some low-income families will be eligible for a $2,000 “start-up” grant in addition to their existing financial aid. This announcement from college administrators Tuesday came with another one: tuition will increase 3.9 percent for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Philanthropist CEO Zhang Xin and her husband Pan Shiyi answer questions about their scholarship donation from the audience in the Science Center B on Wednesday. The billionaire couple started the SOHO Scholarship foundation, aimed at bringing underprivileged Chinese students to elite universities.
Designs for Schwarzman College’s forum were modeled after the Harvard Kennedy Program Founder and Chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group Stephen A. Schwarzman, who himself graduated from the Business School in 1972, said that he envisions the program as comparable to the Rhodes Scholarship.