ESSEC Business School is a melting pot of talent - a center of learning and experimentation that nurtures creativity and maturity, and offers a high degree of autonomy to its students.
The Foundation supports the goals of ESSEC and its students by:
- funding scholarships that meet financial needs and recognize academic excellence, opening ESSEC’s programs to students who have demonstrated values and determination.
- helping the emergence of new researchers through the PhD and White Paper Research awards.
What is the Class Gift program?
The Class Gift program helps finance scholarships for students within the ESSEC Group. Funds are raised by a specific class in the form of donations, either by final year students or alumni celebrating class anniversaries.
The Class Gift in figures
- €173 850 raised in 2016
- 60 scholarships financed
Support the Class Gift program and:
- Promote a policy of equal opportunity
- Extend the chain of solidarity to new students
- Give others the opportunity to benefit from an excellent education
- Help international students study at ESSEC and promote the school’s global dimension.
- Strengthen your membership of the ESSEC network by leading a class gift initiative.
How to take part in the Class Gift 2017?
If your class is celebrating an anniversary this year, contact your class representative or get in touch with the Foundation directly at email@example.com.
The first annual meeting of the Foundation, the Get Together evening on October 13, 2015 brought together donors, scholarship students, student associations and recipients of the Foundation Faculty Awards.
More than 130 donors came to meet the scholarship students, taking part in workshops led by Foundation Faculty Award winners, and engaging with student associations and start-ups in the Talent and Discovery village. The evening was rich in connections, interaction and learning, and provided the opportunity to thank the Classes of 74, 75, 79 and 84 who raised funds for the Class Gift 2014 initiative.
Thanks to their generosity, and the generosity of donors who supported the Scholarship support project, the Foundation was able to support 178 students in 2014.
“I’ve met young people who are keen to study at ESSEC but see the tuition fees as an obstacle. I was fortunate to go to ESSEC without having to worrying about the cost, and am happy to help give other young people that opportunity today.”
Anne-Valérie Dumont (E89), donor
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“For me it’s about helping younger generations of students. We live in difficult times, and not everyone has the opportunity to access excellent teaching of the kind ESSEC provides.”
Gilles Roland (E87), donor
“Thanks to the Foundation and its support I’ve been able to focus on my studies, and invest time in the school’s large network of associations. My involvement in ESSEC Initiatives is the direct result of that.”
Simon Castagné, scholarship student and member of ESSEC Initiatives
“Thanks to the Foundation’s scholarship I was able to study at ESSEC, earn the Diversity certificate and participate in the “Disability & Talent” week. I was thus able to make a contribution, and give back through the charity initiative Handimove.”
Adam Mesbahi, student and president of the association Handimove
“We wanted to find a way for our class to support young students by helping finance their studies. We’re fully aware that the financial situation of some students can be an obstacle to joining ESSEC.”
Donor and co-leader of Class Gift 92, with Anne Esambert (E92)