Yalies to study overseas via Luce, David-Weill scholarships

A Yale College senior and a recent alumnus will travel to Asia next year as Luce Scholars, and another senior will head for France as a recipient of a Michel David-Weill Scholarship.

Joshua (Josh) M. Feinzig ’16 and Benjamin (Benji) M. Fleischacker ’17 were among 18 students from across the country to be named 2017-2018 Luce Scholars. They were chosen from 161 candidates nominated by 68 colleges and universities. The scholarship program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia Unlike other American-Asian exchange programs, Luce Scholarships are intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia..

Zachary Young ‘17 has been awarded the 2017 Michel David-Weill Scholarship to pursue a two-year Master in Public Policy degree at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris, France. The scholarship selects one American student each year from applicants at 30 top U.S. universities. Its criteria include: literary and scholastic achievements, capacity for critical analysis, demonstrated history of leadership, and proven commitment to the community.