Campbell Haynes ’14 has been named a 2020 Schwarzman Scholar—one of 147 global scholars who will receive a fully funded scholarship to study at the new Schwarzman College at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Haynes is currently a J.D. candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review, where he manages the 100-person legal journal. This past summer he worked as an associate at Kaplan, Hecker & Fick in New York as well as Jenner & Block in Washington, DC.
“I feel incredibly lucky and I'm still in a bit of shock,” says Haynes. “Since being named a Schwarzman Scholar, I've just been feeling a lot of gratitude towards all my friends, my professors (including from Dartmouth!), and my family for helping me get here in a million different ways.”
Through the Schwarzman program Haynes will receive a master’s degree in global affairs with a concentration in public policy. After completing his law and master’s degrees he hopes to make an impact on the law in his home state of Tennessee.
“China influences almost every issue – in Tennessee, nationally, and internationally – that I care about and hope to work on,” he says. “I'm also looking forward to continuing to learn a new language and becoming friends with all the other Scholars.”
Haynes becomes Dartmouth’s fourth representative to the Schwarzman program, which welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. He joins previous recipients including Halimo Hassen ’17, Jordyn Turner ’16 and Jacob Gaba ’16.
This year’s scholars were selected through a rigorous application process designed to evaluate academic ability, as well as leadership potential and strength of character.
At Dartmouth, Haynes received his B.A. in government and completed an independent study on a universal basic income with Professor Linda Fowler during his senior year. He was awarded the Fowler Family Prize in Democratic Politics for academic excellence and civic engagement. Outside of the classroom Haynes worked at Tuck and the Baker-Berry Desk and served in various leadership positions within his fraternity Bones Gate - Delta Tau Delta.
Founded by Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the global investment firm Blackstone, the Schwarzman Scholars program seeks prepare a new generation of international leaders “to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century,” according to the program’s website. Schwarzman Scholars was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.
For information about applying for Schwarzman Scholarships and other programs visit Dartmouth’s Fellowship Advising website.