Student Awarded Michel David-Weill Scholarship for Study in Paris

March 13, 2014

Senior Xavier Flory has been awarded a Michel David-Weill Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in political science at SciencesPo in Paris.

Flory, of Nokesville, Va., is majoring in intellectual history in Penn Arts and Sciences. A former columnist at The Daily Pennsylvanian, he has been a recipient of the John Thouron Summer Research Prize and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award. 

He is fluent in French, German, and Italian and has lived and worked around the world, including a year working for the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition to his interest in languages, Flory is a pianist and was a soloist with the Vienna Boys Choir. 

He is the sole recipient of the Michel David-Weill Scholarship this year and the first from Penn since the program’s introduction in 2011.

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