Henri de Castries Scholarship


The scholarship is named for Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of AXA Group.  It builds on De Castries’ and AXA’s long standing commitment to promoting and strengthening the cultural connections of the American and French people.  

Students who apply to the Henri de Castries Scholarship can be enrolled in either the Columbia or Berkeley dual BA program with Sciences Po.

The $10,000 scholarship is awarded on an annual basis for one year of study only.


American or French national, admitted at Sciences Po's dual BA with Columbia University or Berkeley University (entering Sciences Po as a first year student or current 1st year student, going into 2nd year)


Applicants will submit materials to the US Sciences Po Foundation (scholarship@usscpo.org) including:

  • Completed application information form (PDF, 45 Ko)
  • Personal statement describing academic and other interest (1,500 words)
  • Personal statement explaining motivation for a dual Franco-American program (1,500 words)


The Henri de Castries Scholarship will be awarded by a Selection Committee composed of one executive of Equitable, one representative of the US Sciences Po Foundation and one representative of Sciences Po


Applicants will apply no later than May 17, 2020 11:55 PM EST.

For more information, please contact Sciences Po centre for the Americas

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