LEX Global Leaders Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of wise and compassionate leaders in the LEX community. We were so fortunate to be able to collaborate with them to do the meaningful work of promoting cross-cultural understanding.
The LEX Global Leaders Scholarship aims to promote international understanding by assisting those who would not otherwise be able to participate in a life-changing opportunity on a LEX exchange program or overseas internship. The scholarship is open to eligible members of LEX, LEX exchange program partners, and the general public in the U.S. and Canada.
Download the LEX Global Leaders Scholarship Application for more information on how to apply and an application.
Each of these beloved people had an impact on many lives that cannot be conveyed in a few sentences. This scholarship is one small way we hope to treasure their memories, and carry on their work.
Ching-fen Hsiao, 1935-2021. Ching-fen served as a LEX director for 18 years until his passing in late 2021. We relied on Ching-fen for his expertise in non-profit management, his passion for multilingualism and multiculturalism, and his unflagging kindness to all.
Harold "Brownie" Brown, 1935-2018. Brownie was a longtime supporter of international exchange as Maine 4-H State Program Coordinator, Maine State 4-H/Japan Exchange Coordinator, and served as a LEX director 2002-2012. Brownie was especially active in support of our staff and our alumni.
Charlie Lang, 1932-2013. Charlie was deeply involved with the 4-H/Japan Exchange Program in Kansas, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and served as a LEX director 2002-2010. He was known also for his sense of humor and appreciation for puns.
Kumi Greissman, 1972-2003. Kumi had a tremendous love of languages that she was determined to share with others. Together with her young daughter, she was a Fellow of the LEX Language Project club in Manhattan from 2001 until her untimely passing in 2003.