Memorial Scholarship Fund for Boston International Student

A little more than six months after the Boston Marathon bombings that took the life of an international student, Boston University established a memorial scholarship fund in her honor.

Lu Lingzi from China was studying for her master’s degree and had just passed the first part of the comprehensive exam when she died as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings. In honor of her hard work, the University awarded Lu a posthumous degree during the 2013 commencement ceremony.

Also in her honor, the Board of Trustees established the Lu Lingzi Memorial Scholarship Fund and immediately pledged $560,000. With additional fundraising, the scholarship fund is now more than $1 million.

The fund will endow two scholarships for international graduate students. The amount will provide an annual stipend and full tuition for two years. The international students must be in a full-time master’s program, preference given to those from China. The dean of each school or college may nominate one student for consideration each year.

In an article released by Boston University, Willis Wang, vice president and associate provost for global programs said, “The scholarship is a fitting way to honor someone who dreamed of studying in the United States by providing financial support to those who share Lingzi’s dreams and ambitions.”

If you would like to donate to the Lu Lingzi Memorial Scholarship fund, click here.

Information for article and featured photograph by Menghan Hu (CAS ’13, GRS ’13) provided by Boston University.
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