CEU President Michael Ignatieff and wife launch scholar fund to cultivate leadership

CEU’s President and Rector Michael Ignatieff and his wife Zsuzsanna Zsohar have established the Presidential Scholars Fund in order to cultivate leadership potential and recognize outstanding academic achievement at the university. 

Honored in 2019 with the prestigious Dan David Prize for his contribution to defense of democracy, Rector Ignatieff wished to extend the award’s impact through a new generation of leaders. Above and beyond the 10 percent that all prize recipients are asked to give to the Dan David Prize Scholarships, the couple decided to set aside $75,000 from the award to dedicate to student aid for CEU’s new undergraduate programs.