The Michel David-Weill scholarship funds select American students to pursue a master’s degree at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris. It covers the full cost of attendance at Sciences Po, along with a stipend for living and travel expenses, housing and books.
Candidates for this fellowship must:
- Be U.S. citizens enrolled with senior status;
- Have at least a 3.7 GPA;
- Be between the ages of 19 and 25 when taking up the scholarship, and
- Must apply for admission to a master’s degree program at Sciences Po (including a TCF or DALF French language test score for those wishing to pursue a bilingual track or French track at Sciences Po; no French language score is required for English track programs).
All degrees are eligible, except for the master’s degree in public affairs and executive training courses. The Michel David-Weill Foundation encourages applications related to economics.
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.
Columbia University may nominate one candidate for consideration each year. Current seniors in Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College are eligible. The internal campus competition places students into consideration for nomination. Students may not apply directly for this fellowship without first having been nominated.