Deadline The 2022 nomination and endorsement process for this award has completed.  Details on the 2023 process will be released in early 2023.
Eligibility U.S. citizen enrolled as an undergraduate senior at an eligible Sciences Po partner institution
Duration Two-year master's program at Sciences Po

Candidate Must

  • 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


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.

Michel David-Weill is an alumnus of Sciences Po and former Chairman of Lazard Frères, a leading financial advisory and asset management firm. 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.

There is no restriction on the specific field of study at Sciences Po, students who are interested in pursuing an economics curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply, as this is Michel David-Weill’s field of expertise.

Application Process

Each of the 30 partner institutions is allowed to nominate one student for the Michel David-Weill Scholarship. To be considered for NYU’s nomination for this award, please submit a preliminary application by the deadline listed above.

Please email the following materials as attachments within a single email with the heading “Michel David-Weill Scholarship.”

  1. Unofficial transcript
  2. DRAFT: Candidate personal statement explaining motivation (1000 words)
  3. A list of your three potential letters writers (of which two must be academic)
  4. Recent graded research paper (8-10 pages with professor comments)