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.
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.
Be a US citizen currently enrolled as an undergraduate senior at an eligible Sciences Po partner institution
Have a 3.7 or higher GPA and be aged19-25 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.
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.
Applicants must submit the following:
• Completed candidate information form - Available from the organization website above. • Candidate personal statement explaining motivation (1000 words) • One institutional letter of support - provided once nomination is obtained • 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’s master’s program via the online application.
After receiving all Michel David-Weill Scholarship applications Sciences Po will notify nominees regarding their admission to a Sciences Po master’s program. Then finalists will be chosen among nominees and their names will be submitted to the US Sciences Po Foundation, which works closely with the Michel David-Weill Foundation and the Scholarship Selection Committee.
The UC Berkeley selection committee will select ONE university nominee based on the above application materials and criteria.
The current year's application becomes available in lthe spring from the above website
For more information about applying and application submission, contact the scholarship campus representative Alicia Hayes