ESSEC's ambition is to be open to all talents and profiles because
diversity is a source of wealth and development for the School.
Its training of excellence must be accessible to all talented
students without their financial resources being an obstacle.
Encouraging equal opportunity is a priority for the ESSEC Foundation.
100% of the School’s scholarship students have been supported by the ESSEC Foundation.
Students receiving scholarships are identified by ESSEC according to social criteria based
on their family income and their CROUS level. Scholarship amounts range from €1,000 to €15,000.
Testimony from Léo Jiménez, ESSEC and scholarship student
If freedom can’t be bought, it must be offered. What is certain, is that I will be honored to join you later, as a donor of the Foundation.EN SAVOIR PLUS
The 2021 ESSEC Foundation Ceremony at glance
On September 22, the annual ESSEC Foundation ceremony took place at the Hotel Potocki in Paris. A solemn and moving event which brought together the ESSEC community in its diversity around equal opportunities and academic excellence.Read more
Testimony of Isabelle Urbah (E18), donor and former scholarship student
"Without the Foundation scholarship, I will be restricted in my professional choices. Thanks to all the donators of the ESSEC."Read more
More than money, you offer freedom. The freedom to choose my professional future and to flourish in it, without considering the most rewarding career possible. By definition, determinism, self-censorship, are the anti-freedom, and that’s what your donations fight against. If freedom can’t be bought, it must be offered. What is certain, is that I will be honored to join you later, as a donor of the Foundation.
On September 22, the annual ESSEC Foundation ceremony took place at the Hotel Potocki in Paris. A solemn and moving event which brought together the ESSEC community in its diversity around equal opportunities and academic excellence.
1st edition for the Capitaine Chomel de Jarnieu Prize
This year exceptionally, the ESSEC Foundation welcomed Major General Pierre-Joseph Givre for awarding the Capitaine Chomel de Jarnieu Prize to Cheer Up, a student association reflecting humanism, one of the strong values held by ESSEC.
Created on December 11, 2019 in tribute to Romain Chomel de Jarnieu (E08), who died for France in Mali, this prize rewards a project carried by an ESSEC student within an association or structure in favor of a human commitment to service of people in difficulty.
Cheer Up, which has been working since 2003 to help young people with cancer and hospitalized, wins this award thanks to its ICARE project, which offers first flights to 12 patients each year.
Academic Excellence Awards
In its new RISE strategy, ESSEC makes a strong commitment: to become the school of reference to accompany and positively influence the way to answer the questions and the new needs of companies, organizations and society. It is in response to this ambition that the Foundation honored this year 7 professors for the excellence of their teaching and their research: Chrystelle Richard, Florence Cavelius, Cristina Terra, Laurence Lescourret, Rémi Triolet, Jeroen Rombouts and Laurent Bach.
Social grants to support equal opportunities
Scholarship students were also honored and officially received their social scholarship during the evening. ESSEC mission is to let its excellent training to be accessible to all talented students, without their financial resources constituting an obstacle. Through its #Together approach, one of the pillars of its new strategy, the school is continuing its commitment to equal opportunities. It also plans to welcome a growing number of scholarship students by 2023, and will strengthen its diversity system with oral double calls for scholarship candidates from the 2022 entrance exams.
« Without the Foundation's grant, I would be restricted in my professional choices. I was able to complete a double degree with the École du Louvre and live in Singapore for five months. I would like to create a startup that mixes art and big data. There are many possible applications both in the art market and in the study of audiences.
My first salary was for the ESSEC Foundation to finance the scholarships. »
Isabelle Urbah (E18),
Donor and former scholarship student
“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
“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)