Two Princeton seniors and three alumni have been named to the first class of Schwarzman scholars, a program modeled on the Rhodes scholarship. Created by Blackstone Group co-founder Stephen Schwarzman, the new scholarship covers the cost of study and living in China as part of a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Princetonians are among 111 students in the inaugural class.

Ella Cheng ’16, of Queens, N.Y., is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School. A former USG president, she will pursue a degree in public policy.

Tyler Rudolph ’16, of Fort Collins, Colo., an operations research and financial engineering major who is earning a certificate in finance, plans to study business and entrepreneurship.

Lucas Briger ’12, who concentrated in history, works in London as director of business development for a natural-resources company. He is interested in China’s international development and foreign relations.

Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic ’14, of Los Angeles, majored in politics and is completing her second year at Oxford as a Sachs scholar. She hopes to work as a foreign policy adviser or diplomat.

Yung Yung “Rosy” Yang ’13, a Woodrow Wilson School major, is a research official in the chief executive’s office of Hong Kong. She wants to learn more about China’s international relations and domestic policies.