Stephen M. Kellen Scholarship


The Stephen M. Kellen Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship designed to attract the brightest and most deserving students to the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin.

It encourages promising young individuals to commit to Europe by giving them the keys to law, economics, history, political science, and sociology; the opportunity to speak at least three languages; and the ability to navigate in both German and French cultures.

The Stephen M. Kellen scholarship covers two years of tuition fees at Sciences Po, in addition to a living allowance of $6.000/year for the two years spent on Sciences Po's French-German European Campus in Nancy, and a living allowance of $7.000/year for the two years spent at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of Freie Universität.


The candidate must be admitted at Sciences Po's dual BA with Freie Universität Berlin.

The Scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the values promoted by Stephen M. Kellen:

  • Excellence – as reflected in academic achievement
  • Vision – as demonstrated through a written submission on a selected topic
  • Generosity – as shown in a commitment to service to others


Applicants must send the following to, before June 15, 2021.

  • Completed application form
  • Personal statement.  Considering Kellen’s commitment to Berlin, please describe your motivation to study in the city of Berlin (1,000 words) in English
  • Essay : What Angela Merkel's exit means for the EU?  (1,500 words in English)


The Selection Committee is composed of one representative of the Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, one representative of the Sciences Po American Foundation and one representative of Sciences Po.


Applicants will apply by June 15, 2021.


For more information, please contact Fabian Welt :

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