The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City announced this week the creation of the 2009 Representative Tom Lantos International Studies Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship, which will be administered through FIT's Department of International Trade and Marketing, is being funded by Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. (CGS). Phil Friedman, President & CEO of CGS, was a close personal friend of Congressman Lantos and has decided to give an annual scholarship honoring him and promoting his humanitarian values and global views among future generations. Paul Magel, Senior Vice President of CGS, who also serves in the ITM Advisory Board, invited ITM to establish this scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time ITM student with a strong academic record and excellent written and oral skills, as well as a desire to participate in global issues during their career. The recipient is expected to speak at CGS' annual conference in Las Vegas on Monday, 27 October, 2008 with travel expenses paid by the company. In addition, the recipient will be eligible for a summer internship with the company with possible permanent career opportunities there.