Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Michel David-Weill Scholarship

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 in Paris. 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.

To be eligible, a candidate must:
  • Be a US citizen currently enrolled as an undergraduate senior at an eligible Sciences Po partner institution (UVA is eligible)
  • Have a 3.7 or higher GPA and be aged 19-25 without a doctoral degree
  • Be accepted to an eligible Sciences Po master’s program
  • 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.
To apply:
  • Completed candidate information sheet found here 
  • Candidate personal statement explaining motivation (1000 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation (of which two must be academic)
  • Recent graded research paper (8-10 pages with professor comments)
  • Candidates must also apply for a Science Po master’s program via our admissions website
Applications are due to the Center for Undergraduate Excellence by November 20th. Contact Adrus Ashoo the associate director at the Center for Undergraduate Excellence with any questions.