News and Events

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce the 2011 Scholarship Recipients:

Antoine Desir (France / Dual Degree: École Polytéchnique, Palaiseau – Columbia University)

Mr. Antoine Desir is a mathematically gifted young man. After attending preparatory school at Louis-Le-Grand, Antoine was ranked 7th out of 83 in a national entrance competition to enter École Polytéchnique’s Mathematics and Engineering Science program.

In spring 2011, Antoine worked with Dr. William M. McEneaney in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University California San Diego, to study a method of reduction of the curse of dimensionality in optimal control, using a max-plus, or “tropical,” algorithm, in which the graph of the value function is approximated by a tropical polyhedron. This work led to publication, which is a high honor for a master’s-level student. Antoine also did research on Revenue Yield Management for Air France while he was a student at the Polytéchnique.


The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation 2011 Scholarship Selection Committee

Professor Elizabeth Roistacher (Committee Chairman)
Mr. Stephane Bouniol
Mr. Philippe Carls
Mr. Mark Denne
Mr. Jordane Elmassian
Ms. Paula Henin (2010 Scholarship Recipient)
Ms. Dening Lohez (Founder)
Ms. Nicole J. Moldovan
Ms. Barbara Wing
Dr. Alessia Lefebure (Witness), Director of Alliance Program

Professor Elizabeth Roistacher is an economics professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She previously served as deputy assistant secretary for economic affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as a Brookings Economic Policy fellow. Professor Roistacher has also served as director of the Office of Honors and Scholarships at Queens College. Professor Roistacher received her Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania.


Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation 2011 Awards Gala

Ceremony Held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Lohez Gala 2011

To view event photos on Flickr, Click Here

Once again the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation hosted its annual Scholarship Awards ceremony, where three young French students were presented with scholarships ranging from US$1,000 to $2,000.

The party was held on May 12, 2011, in the beautiful setting of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, located on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Around 140 guests climbed the marble staircase to be greeted by Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy, who presided at the ceremony on behalf of the French Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency François Delattre.


Geopolitical Analysis by Lohez 2009 Scholar, Major Jordan Becker, Wins George C. Marshall Prize

In-Depth Analysis of Issues Confronting U.S. in NATO & Afghanistan

Transatlantic Burden Sharing and Out of Area Operations


Lohez Foundation, The Wall Street Journal, 13 May 2011

Lohez Foundation, Article in Wall Street Journal

Click Here

Page 4 of 6

Our Mission

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy that is dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France and China. By providing scholarship awards to multinational graduate students, enabling them to study in one another's homelands, the Foundation aims to shape the next generation of global citizen, along with a new class of international policy makers. The Foundation also seeks to develop a pool of highly-trained multicultural business leaders to serve as innovators in multinational commerce.