Luxembourg Education Scholarships
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Owing to the fact that Luxembourg is the only Grand Duchy in the world it is not surprising that this diminutive country took up arms against Hitler and his entourage during WWII even though it had to do so from afar. Luxembourg is still considered one of the more politically independent countries in Europe and as such has had a strong positive influence in spurring on the modern alliances it enjoys today.
Students heading off to Luxembourg are often going for European studies, business, or related research. The country has a long history in the steel business and because of its open political demeanor the economy is flexible, resilient, and robust. Outside of the humdrum of studies students have easy access to Germany, Belgium and France.
Miami University in Ohio sponsors a program of study at the Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg designed to allow qualified students to gain a European insight into world affairs through finely tuned curricula that introduce participants to the Western European culture and viewpoint. The Dolibois European Center is part of MU and offers unprecedented opportunity for international studies students. Students pursuing studies in Luxembourg as well as those interested in financial assistance should consider the following:
- General MU scholarships are widely disbursed to those students whose academic motivation is outstanding as well as those with a combination of financial need.
- Dolibois European Center Scholarships offer generous funding for program participants who qualify on the basis of both academic excellence and significant financial need. Funding varies.
Michigan State University runs one of the most active international studies departments anywhere; in fact many study abroad programs are open to students from outside institutions. The International Business Management in Western Europe program takes participants to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, all closely related as far as the business of “supply chain management” goes, which is the intended program emphasis. Students are primarily expected to be business majors or one closely related. Scholarships available to MSU students include:
- Eli Broad College of Business offers study abroad participants financial assistance for programs sponsored by the college, such as the International Business Management program. Applications are reviewed for academic record, program of study abroad, and knowledge of language. Funding varies.
- Students not receiving aid through the Eli Broad Scholarships may apply for the Kellogg Foundation Scholarships also funded in part by the Eli. Awards may be $500.
- MSU Credit Union offers some of MSU’s more wide ranging and generous scholarships, all of which are awarded to applicants based on combinations of academic potential and financial need. Up to $1,000 is possible per award.
- Forest Akers Scholarships are designed to make sure that disadvantaged students unable to receive other forms of assistance are not ostracized when it comes to experiencing a study abroad program. Applicants must have decent grades and a significant financial disability, but not quite enough to garner them Pell Grants. Up to $500 for this abroad program.
The Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program offered through Clark University in Massachusetts, provides educational access to Luxembourg for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral candidates. Established in honor of a Luxembourg businessman, the program is heavily invested in making international and European study a core piece of higher education. Undergrads may participate in summer and semester programs while graduate and post-graduate students may choose from a few different research programs:
- Henry J. Leir Student Summer Research Project financially funds a summer internship program. The recipient is carefully selected from a pool of Clark undergrads and is paired with a company in Luxembourg.
- Henry J. Leir Ph.D. Research Scholarship goes to an exemplary Ph.D. candidate whose degrees have led to a doctoral candidacy in Economics. The recipient is given the opportunity to conduct research at the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg.
Rotary International is one of the most influential organizations in the world as well as one of the premier providers of student scholarships. Rotary is dedicated to making the world a more humanitarian place in which to live and this means making generous funding available to the next generation of leaders and world citizens. Ambassadorial Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a course of study outside the normal Western European countries. Luxembourg is just one of the many Rotary countries in which Ambassadorial Scholars study. Applicants must be at the top of their class in every way: scholastically, in extracurricular pursuits and in character. Recipients of the award participate in a year abroad and preference is given to those whose studies will center on humanitarian or sustainable development programs.