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 €700 to €14,500.
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
2021 Foundation Ceremony
The ESSEC Foundation ceremony will take place on 22 September in Paris. This event is a memorable moment, that allow brought the ESSEC community together, in its diversity, around equal opportunities and academic excellence, and allowed to thank those who make the choice to support the School with their donation.Read more
« 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
The ESSEC Foundation ceremony will take place on 22 September in Paris. This event is a memorable moment, that allow brought the ESSEC community together, in its diversity, around equal opportunities and academic excellence, and allowed to thank those who make the choice to support the School with their donation.
ESSEC’s ambition is to be open to all talents and profiles because diversity is a source of wealth for the development of the School. It is in this context that the Foundation and the School have distinguished ESSEC professors for excellence in their pedagogy and research.
Exceptionally, this year, the capitaine Chomel de Jarnieu award will be given by the Chief of Army Staff.During this evening, the scholarship students are also honored and officially received their social scholarship, a significant financial assistance for the continuation of their higher education.
“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)