University of Pennsylvania Student Wins Michel David-Weill Scholarship

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 13, 2014

University of Pennsylvania 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, Flory 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 he 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.

Additional information about the Michel David-Weill program is available at More information for Penn students interested in applying for this scholarship can be found at