STARR grant Every academic year one highly talented student of the Master's programme International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is awarded a grant offered by the «Starr International Foundation Grant Fund». Scholarship holder 2013/2014 Ana Larderet is a French Student coming from Sciences Po Paris who took part in the Dual Degree Programme with the HSG. She started the MIA Programme in Fall 2013 after studying Finance and International Business in Paris. She did a gap year in between to gain some professional experience. After 6 months in Afghanistan working for an NGO specialized in emergency and rehabilitation, she went to Medan, Indonesia, where she worked for the International Labor Organization on a pilot project on women's empowerment through private sector development. Back in Europe, she now thinks of starting her own business activity in France, although still interested in getting more experience in financial activities with social impacts. Scholarship holder 2012/2013 Bree Romuld, a highly motivated student from Australia, started the MIA programme in Spring 2012. She brought with her highly valuable work experience in consulting and business media in Stockholm, Sweden, and also public sector consulting in Australia. In 2008 Bree successfully completed a double Bachelor’s degree in International Management and Development Politics from the University of Melbourne with an excellent academic performance. She was awarded with First Class Honours for her exchange semester at the University of Lund in Sweden. Besides her exceptional academic achievements, Bree was also engaged in a variety of extracurricular activities such as a member of the Melbourne University student newspaper, a delegate at the Swedish National Model UN conference and a volunteer for the Department of Migration in Australia. Scholarship holder 2011/2012 Daniel Trusilo started the Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance in fall 2011. Taking part in the Dual Degree Programme with the Fletcher School, he will spend the second year of his Master studies in Boston. Daniel is a student from the USA who broadened his practical knowledge serving for several years in the US Army in Iraq and Germany, achieving the rank of Captain. In 2003 he completed his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where he was on the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance all academic years. His engagement went far beyond academic commitments and he expanded his competencies in a variety of extracurricular fields. He was elected as the vice president of the West Point Mountaineering Team, held various leadership positions at the Military Academy and worked as a volunteer supporting underprivileged children through community outreach activities.