Yena Kim (CBS), Nicholas Reinholtz (CBS), Daniela Jacobs (Parsons), & Harin Yang (Parsons)

The Luxury Education Foundation is proud to present the 2012 LEF Scholarship Awards to Yena Kim and Nicholas Reinholtz of Columbia Business School, and Daniela Jacobs and Harin Yang of Parsons The New School for Design. The Scholarship Program at LEF was established to be the source of annual honorary scholarships, awarded to students at Columbia Business School and Parsons who have exhibited an extraordinary level of leadership and innovation in their work and whose accomplishments are a testament to their commitment and talent in their fields.

Scholarship recipients Kim, Reinholtz, Jacobs and Yang all received awards from Lalique, the official award purveyor of The Luxury Education Foundation Scholarship. This year, the recipients received Lalique’s annual gift, a paperweight. Crafted using Lalique crystal, the paperweight features an etched design which adorns the iconic symbol of this great city, an apple and has become a collector’s item in its own right.


Columbia Business School Recipients:

Kim received her BA from Cornell in Economics and Mathematics and has done extensive research on product design and pricing. The LEF Scholarship Award will serve to fund Yena Kim’s 5th year PhD programs. The LEF Scholarship Award will also serve to fund Nicholas Reinholtz’s 5th year PhD programs. Nicholas Reinholtz has an M.Phil in Marketing and completed a BA and BS from Virginia State University.


Parsons School of Design Recipients:

We are also pleased to announce that for the first time, the Parsons recipients are a current and a former student of the Master Class. Jacobs is currently seeking a BFA in the Integrated Design Curriculum (IDC) program. She is originally from New York and attended the city’s famed LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts and Performing Arts. She was involved in the 2011 Miu Miu Case Study. Harin Yang is originally from South Korea and was part of the 2012 Van Cleef & Arpels Case Study.