Let’s give a rouse for Halimo Hassen ’17 for being named Dartmouth’s third representative to the Schwarzman program. In this one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Hassen plans to complete a master’s degree in international affairs, concentrating on public policy. She says:

I’m hoping the scholarship will serve as an experience that will allow me to continue to give back throughout my life. I was exploring graduate fellowships and the Schwarzman scholarship seemed new, innovative, and placed an emphasis on leadership. It’s an opportunity to study in a different country for a year, learn about China as a major world power, and learn a new language in a completely different environment in the process.

Hassen as one of 129 top students from around the world who next year will participate in this program, is a sociology major from Atlanta, GA and daughter of Somali and Ethiopian refugees. This is not the first time her talents have been recognized, as she is a scholarship recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the GE Reagan Foundation, Coca-Cola, the Horatio Alger Association, and the Ron Brown CAPtain program, and received a Capital One Case Competition prize!

When speaking about some of her motivation, Hassen says:

Throughout my time in college, I’ve started initiatives that have assisted low-income, high-achieving high school students in the college admissions process. In the future, I hope to expand these initiatives to a broader scale and help to work towards ameliorating educational disparities.

Congrats again to Halimo Hassen! Follow the source for more details about her accomplishment and her time thus far at Dartmouth. Click here to learn more about the Schwarzman Scholar Program.