Justin Henceroth, who graduated cum laude from Colorado College in 2009 with a degree in biology, has been named a Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year.
Placements for Luce Scholars are made in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Since the program’s inception, nearly 600 Luce Scholars have completed their year-long fellowships and have gone on to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in their personal and professional careers
The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to get to know Asia.