Marion Bruley Grant

Marion Bruley, a graduate of Sciences Po, passed away suddenly on November 9, 2011. Marion graduated in 2010 with a master’s degree in public affairs. In 2009, she moved to Washington DC to intern at the French embassy, where she worked as a project assistant on the Partner University Fund, a program of FACE. It was also in DC that she met with David Gauvey Herbert, an American journalist. In July 2010, Marion began a two-year contract as economic attaché at the French embassy in Bangkok. She was in charge of business environment intelligence and focused on market access for French companies.

David and Marion’s families have decided to create the Marion Bruley Grant in January 2012 to help advance Marion’s passion for international relations, public service and adventure.

The Marion Bruley Grant is awarded by the US Sciences Po Foundation to a student currently enrolled at Sciences Po and interning in the United States with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at either the French embassy or consulates, or another international institution such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, or the World Bank.

The Marion Bruley Grant carries a monetary value of $1,000/month of internship. The grant does not cover all expenses, but will help to partially cover the cost of living and to facilitate traveling around the United States, as Marion herself loved to do.

The endowment for this grant is currently in development.

To date, six scholarships have been awarded: Léa Pernot, Eléonore Thénot, Augustin Chirol, Clara Ouchar and Alix Defrain-Meunier.

Marion Bruley Grant Spotlight

Alix Defrain-Meunier is interning at the French Consulate in New York as the 2016 Marion Bruley Grant laureate.

I was very moved when I found out I was the laureate of the Marion Bruley grant. Receiving this scholarship in Marion’s memory is very symbolic for me.  It allows to perpetuate her dreams and to keep her memory alive. I am aware of how lucky I am to be able to realize this internship and it’s a way to continue Marion's passion for international relations, public service and adventure.