Han, a senior majoring in biostatistics and mathematics, and Seunik, who graduated in May with a degree in health policy and management, are recipients of the Schwarzman scholarship — a new program paid for by Stephen A. Schwarzman, a Yale graduate and co-founder of investment firm Blackstone.
Mary Floyd-Wilson, director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships, said Han and Seunik exemplify what UNC has to offer.
“I think this is a huge honor,” she said. “I think it speaks to how accomplished our students are, how hardworking they are, how innovative they are. Both Max and Larry are really pushing forward their fields of study.”
Han and Seunik are two of 111 students from around the world who will spend a year in China completing a master’s program in economics and management, public policy or international studies. The students will study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Seunik plans to enroll in the public policy program and Han is considering economics or public policy.