Sciences Po Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Sciences Po Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Campus Deadline: TBA in 2022

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, France.

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 that 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 aged 19-25 without a doctoral degree
  • Be accepted to an eligible Sciences Po master’s program

Selection Criteria 

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 the community.

Application Requirements 

Applicants must submit the following:

    •    Completed candidate information form - available here.
    •    C.V.
    •    Candidate personal statement explaining motivation (1,000 words)
    •    One institutional letter of support - to be 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.

The UC Berkeley selection committee will select ONE university nominee based on the above application materials and criteria.

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.

For more information about applying and application submission, contact the scholarship campus representative Keila Diehl.

More information about this opportunity can be found here: Michel David-Weill Foundation website