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Michel David-Weill Scholarship
The Michel David-Weill Foundation has established a scholarship of excellence to attract the best and brightest American students to pursue their postgraduate education at Sciences Po in Paris. The scholarship is awarded every year to one American student who exemplifies the core values embodied by Michel David-Weill: excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance and high achievement. Candidates are selected on the basis of their literary and scholastic accomplishments, their capacity to analyze critically, their character, instincts to lead, and their commitment to community – local or global.
The Michel David-Weill Scholarship is named after its founder, a graduate of Sciences Po and until May 2005, the Chairman of Lazard LLC, President and Managing Director of Lazard Frères Banque, and Partner and President of Maison Lazard SAS.
The Scholarship carries a monetary value of $80,000 spanning two years of study and covers the full cost of enrollment at Sciences Po, including tuition and fees, housing, books and other living/travel expenses.
To date, eight scholarships have been awarded to: Samuel Miles, Benjamin Schenkel, Katherine Jinyi Li, Xavier Flory, Eric Falcon and Emily de la Bruyère, Zachary Young, and Brittany Ebeling.
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Brittany Ebeling is the 2018 Michel David-Weill Scholarship laureate. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where she studied International Economics and Peace Studies with a minor in French. Over her academic career, Ebeling has conducted research in four continents and pursued internships with a number of international organizations, including the International Organization for Migration and International Program of the Migration Policy Institute . Through the Michel-David Weill Scholarship, she will pursue a degree in “Governing the Large Metropolis,” a graduate program within the Urban School at Sciences Po.
“Receiving this scholarship is not only an incredible honor, but also tasks me with the fulfillment of those goals which I expressed during my interview: working toward more inclusive local economies, promulgating co-housing and co-living models and investing in sustainable city structures,” Ebeling said.
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