Michel David-Weill Scholarship
Princeton Deadline: Late October
Deadline: Late November
Adviser: Dr. Deirdre Moloney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 8-1998
Fields of Study: There are no constraints on the field of study, although candidates wishing to pursue a Sciences Po master’s program related to economics are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates pursuing the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and/or executive training courses are not eligible to apply. Sciences Po’s master's programs are listed on the following page: http://master.sciences-po.fr/en/node/14.
Description: The MDW scholarship provides an American student from a Sciences Po partner institution with $80,000 to cover the full cost of attending Sciences Po for a two-year master’s degree. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, housing, books, and other living/travel expenses.
Sciences Po is one of the leading French universities in human and social sciences in France (for more information, see http://sciences-po.eu).
Named for Michel David Weill, an alumnus of Sciences Po and former chairman of Lazard Frères investment bank, and administered by the Michel David-Weill Foundation, the scholarship is awarded every two years to one student who exemplifies the core values embodied by Michel David-Weill – excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance, and high achievement.
The scholarship is awarded every two years.
Eligibility: To be considered for nomination by Princeton, applicants must
- be a U.S. citizen, Princeton University senior,
- be between the ages of 19 and 25
- have a minimum GPA of 3.7.
- apply simultaneously for admissions to one of Sciences Po’s master’s programs.
Criteria for Selection: Candidates will be selected on the basis of their literary and scholastic accomplishments, their capacity to analyze critically, their morals and character, instincts to lead, and their commitment to community – local or global.
Application Procedure: Princeton may nominate one student for the MDW Scholarship. If you are interested in being considered for nomination, please contact Deidre Moloney, director of fellowship advising at email@example.com as soon as possible for information about the nomination process.
Princeton’s nominee will be required to complete the Michel David-Weill Scholarship online application file including the following elements: a letter of motivation, four letters of recommendation, and a graded paper from his or her undergraduate studies.
Five finalists will be selected by the MDW Scholarship Selection Committee for an interview in New York in February. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.