Charlene Chen (CBS), Nicholas Reinholtz (CBS), Margrethe Harboe (Parsons), & Yang “Xenia” Yin (Parsons)

 The Luxury Education Foundation is proud to present the 2013 LEF Scholarship Awards to Charlene Chen and Nicholas Reinholtz of Columbia Business School, and Margrethe Harboe and Yang “Xenia” Yin 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 Chen, Reinholtz, Harboe and Yin 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 of a horse; a symbol for the Chinese New Year. Each paperweight is engraved with the recipient’s name marking this special recognition.


Columbia Business School Recipients:

Chen holds a bachelors degree in psychology with first class honors from the National University of Singapore as well as a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. The LEF Scholarship Award will serve to fund both Charlene Chen’s PhD programs.

Nicholas Reinholtz has an M.Phil in Marketing and completed a BA and BS from Virginia State University. The LEF Scholarship Award will serve to fund Nicholas Reinholtz’s PhD programs.


Parsons School of Design Recipients:

We are also pleased to announce a former student of the Master Class, Margrethe Harboe as a recipient of the LEF Scholarship award. Margrethe is a senior in the Design and Management program at Parsons from which she graduates in May 2014. She participated in the 2012 Hermès case study.

We are also pleased to announce a current Master Class student, Yang yin as a recipient of the LEF Scholarship Award. Yin who is originally from Shenzhen, China moved from Los Angeles to NYC in 2011 to pursue her BA in Fashion Design at Parsons. She participated in the 2013 Louis Vuitton case study.