Covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po.



Deadline during the Fall semester



Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Government, Law, and Policy
Leadership and Business
Social Justice and Responsibility
Social Science Research
Social Sciences


U.S. Citizen





Average GPA of Scholars


Endorsement Required


Award Amount


Age Limit

Between ages of 19 and 25


Michel David-Weill is an alumnus of Sciences Po and former chairman of the investment bank Lazard Frères. The Michel David-Weill Foundation has founded a scholarship of excellence to attract exceptional American students to pursue their graduate education at Sciences Po in Paris, France’s leading social sciences university. 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. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their literary and scholastic accomplishments, capacity for critical analysis, demonstrated history of leadership, and a proven commitment to community.


The scholarship will be awarded each year to one American citizen (born or naturalized) currently enrolled as a senior in a partner institution. Candidates will have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and will have been accepted to an eligible Sciences Po’s Masters program. At the time of receiving the award,the recipient will be between the ages of 19 and 25 and will not have attained a doctorate.

Campus Nomination Process

Please contact Anna Bernard-Hoverstad early in the application process. To be considered for Duke’s nomination, submit the following items to by the campus deadline:  

  1. Personal statement explaining your motivation to pursue this program, 1000 words
  2. One recent graded research paper of 8-10 pages, including comments from the professor
  3. CV or resume

Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the letter writer directly to OUSF at: Letters of recommendation must be received by the campus deadline.

Students applying to the Michel-David Weill scholarship must also apply to an eligible Sciences Po master's program no later than October 29, 2023.

Process for the M. David-Weill Scholarship with Duke Endorsement 2023
Connect with Anna Bernard-Hoverstad to learn about the application processSchedule with AdvisorAnytime, the sooner the better!
Submit Application Interest FormCurrent Students / AlumniAnytime, the sooner the better!
Work on application materialsReview requirements hereAugust - October
Deadline for Campus Application, including Personal Statement, Research Paper, CV, and recommendations

Monday, October 23, 2023

Apply to an eligible Sciences Po Master’s ProgramSciencesPo SchoolsSunday, October 29, 2023
Duke nominee named by NCS October 26, 2023