Crown Prince Frederik awards scholarships to 2 Danes who will attend Harvard

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has presented grants to Tine Nielsen Hertz and Kezia Wexøe-Mikkelsen, two Danes who will benefit from support from the fund established in honor of the Crown Prince, a former Harvard University student. Thanks to these scholarships, they can complete their academic year at Harvard.

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Crown Prince Frederik presents the two scholarships from the Crown Prince Frederik Fund

the Crown Prince Frederik Fund was created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Crown Prince Frederik’s graduation from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The Crown Prince was educated at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, as Harvard University’s School of Public Administration in Boston is called. Set up as a gift from the US Department of Education, the fund consists of two scholarships for Danes.

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for a one-year course at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The fund awards two scholarships each year. One is granted to a person who does not yet have a master’s degree or an undergraduate degree and wishes to begin a master’s degree at Harvard. This scholarship is approximately $48,300 plus any medical expenses, which is equivalent to one academic year.

(Photo: Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset)

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The second scholarship goes to a Dane who put his career on hold to start an additional master’s degree at Harvard. The recipient must already have a master’s degree and at least seven years of professional experience. The stipend awarded to the recipient is $56,400 as well as medical expenses.

Crown Prince Frederik had the honor of officially awarding the scholarships to the two Danish women selected by the program set up in his honour. The ceremony, at which Queen Margrethe II’s eldest son gave a speech, took place this Monday, May 30, 2022 at Frederick VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg in Copenhagen.

(Photo: Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset)

“When selecting for both scholarships, value is placed on relevant work experience and extracurricular activities in the fields of political science, economics, law, administration or similar, as well as good grades and references. Only Danish nationals can apply for the funds.” explains the Ministry of Education.

Crown Prince Frederik with Tine Nielsen Hertz and Kezia Wexøe-Mikkelsen (Photo: Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset)

Tine Nielsen Hertz, director of Kaya Research, an international think tank focused on providing strategic advice on policy aspects of the climate agenda, received the Mid-Careere Fellowship as she begins a year-long public administration degree at Harvard. It was Kezia Wexøe-Mikkelsen, holder of a simple bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Politics from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), who received the scholarship for non-graduates in the master’s degree. She worked in the field of cyber diplomacy and cyber security in Microsoft’s European Government Affairs department in Brussels.

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Nicolas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. After working as a copywriter and writer for numerous Belgian and French brands and media, he has specialized in royalties. Nicolas is now editor-in-chief of Histoires royales. [email protected]

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