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Michel David-Weill Scholarship

 

Description

The Michel David-Weill Scholarship carries a monetary value of $80,000 and covers the cost of tuition and living expenses during a two-year master's program at Sciences Po. Michel David-Weill is an alumnus of Sciences Po and former Chairman of Lazard Freres, a leading financial advisory and asset management firm. The Michel David-Weill Foundation created this scholarship to encourage exceptional American students to pursue their graduate education at Sciences Po, an international research university which specializes in the social sciences and offers multidisciplinary programs taught in English and French. The scholarship is awarded each year to one American student who exemplifies the core values embodied by Michel David-Weill: academic excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance and high achievement. Prior knowledge of French is not required, as the majority of programs offered at Sciences Po are taught in English, with French tracks or bilingual tracks offered for some programs. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments and capacity for critical analysis as well as demonstrated history of leadership and a proven commitment to community. To qualify, a candidate must be accepted to an eligible Sciences Po master's program. Once the student has won the institutional nomination of his or her home university, the university should submit the following application materials to Science Po's Center for the Americas.

 

Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Senior

Age minimum or maximum:*
Yes
Minimum and/or maximum age? 19-25

Open to international students:
No

Required to demonstrate financial need:
No

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines
Other: Economics strongly preferred

Minimum GPA:
Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.7

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:
Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
$25,000 and above
Other: $80,000 tuition and living for 2-year master's program at Sciences Po

 

Application Information:

Application Deadline:
December

Date application is available:
April

USC endorsement required:
Yes

USC endorsement application deadline:

USC endorsement process explanation:

USC endorsement website/URL:

Award Details:

Is there an interview:
Yes

Approximate date finalists are notified:
January

Approximate date selected candidates are notified:
March

Average number of applications received:

Number awarded:
1

Sponsor:

Michel David-Weill

 

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
SciencesPo Centre for the Americas

Position:
Administrative Coordinator

Phone:
33(0)145498315

Email:
sandrine.lacorne@sciencespro.fr

Website:
http://www.sciencespo.fr/international/en/content/michel-david-weill-scholarship

Address:
13, rue de l'Universite 75007 Paris,
Paris,  75007
France