Every year, the Michel David-Weill Foundation awards a scholarship to an outstanding American student for pursuit of a master’s degree at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris. Recipients are selected for their embodiment of certain core values: excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance, and high achievement.
The scholarship carries a value of approximately $80,000 over two years of study to cover the full cost of attendance at Sciences Po (tuition and fees, housing, books, travel, and other living expenses).
Candidates must be U.S. citizens enrolled as seniors in a partner institution and maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.7 on a four-point scale. Candidates must also be between the ages of 19 and 25 upon taking up the scholarship and must have applied for admission to a master’s degree program at Sciences Po at the time of application for the scholarship. There are few limits to the field of study at Sciences Po, although the foundation encourages applications related to economics; candidates pursuing a master’s degree in public affairs or an executive training course are not eligible.
University nomination: Columbia University may nominate one candidate for consideration each year. Current seniors in Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies are eligible. Please note: the internal campus competition places students into consideration for nomination. Students may not apply directly for this fellowship without first having been nominated.