A new agreement has been reached with Sciences Po for the support of two scholarships for Chilean students admitted to a Master’s program at the university, as well as the participation of five Chilean faculty in the Teaching and Learning Workshop hosted by Sciences Po’s Institute for Skills and Innovation taking place this year.
Building on the legacy of the Sciences Po – Quiñenco Scholarships that were awarded in 2020 and 2021, it was decided that future financial support for Chilean students at Sciences Po provided by the Luksic family would be coordinated through the Luksic Scholars Foundation. A final agreement encompassing both programs mentioned above was signed in April 2022.
The new funding program for the Master’s has been named the Luksic Scholarship, and has been made available to students who received an offer to study a two-year Master’s program at Sciences Po to begin in the 2022-2023 academic year, requested financial aid, and met the requirements for the funding. As with the previous scholarship, eligible candidates must be Chilean citizens and residents (without any other European nationality) and must meet the university’s criteria for academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. The final selection and adjudication of the scholarship is carried out exclusively by the admissions team at Sciences Po, with no input from the Luksic Scholars Foundation.
In addition, the agreement reached between Sciences Po and the Luksic Scholars Foundation also provides support for five Chilean university professors with experience in pedagogical strategies and innovation to participate in the annual Teaching and Learning Workshop hosted by Sciences Po’s Institute for Skills and Innovation that will take place in June 2022. In 2022, the theme of this workshop is “Re-Thinking Pedagogy in the Post-Covid Era.” Participants are selected by the team at the Institute that is organizing the workshop.
Together, the Luksic Scholars Foundation and Sciences Po look forward to supporting the Chilean candidates participating in the above-mentioned programs, as well as developing further opportunities in the future.
Sciences Po is France’s leading university in the social sciences and has been educating decision-makers in the public and private sectors for the past 150 years. Today it is a world-class, multidisciplinary research university with a strong international focus, including a student body with 49% international students from 150 different countries.
The Luksic Scholars Foundation supports learning experiences that connect Chile with universities around the world and vice versa and fosters the development of a global network of Luksic Scholars.