Fall 2013 Recipients

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.

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

We are also pleased to announce that the Parsons recipients are a current and a former student of the Master Class. Harboe 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. 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.

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.