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  • A lawyer from Antofagasta and a business professional from Santiago were accepted by the university Sciences Po, in Paris, and were awarded the Quiñenco Scholarship. One of many initiatives from the Luksic Scholars Foundation, the scholarship covers tuition and living costs for the duration of the students’ chosen academic programs.

Santiago, August 18, 2021. The last week in August, Javiera Charpentier and Pinhas Zamorano will begin their studies at the Paris campus of the prestigious university Sciences Po, as recipients of the “Sciences Po Quiñenco Scholarship for Chile”. One of many initiatives from the Luksic Scholars Foundation, this scholarship covers all costs for Chileans accepted by that academic institution during their time at the school.

The young Chileans were chosen for the scholarship by Sciences Po, following a university and scholarship application and selection process conducted exclusively by the school without any involvement whatsoever from Quiñenco or the Luksic Scholars Foundationo.

Javiera Charpentier, who holds a law degree from Universidad de Chile, was accepted into the master’s program in economic law. According to her, she chose Sciences Po “because of its outstanding academic reputation around the world and, above all, its curriculum and diverse student body.” She also emphasized how engaging with world-class students and scholars will contribute so much to her professional development.

Pinhas Zamorano, who holds a degree in business administration from Universidad de Chile, will be pursuing a Master of Public Policy with a specialization in economics and public policy. The prestige of this French institution was one of the main motivations behind his decision to attend Sciences Po. “Having a multidisciplinary curriculum and classmates from around the world will definitely enrich the experience of working towards a Master in Public Policy. Both factors broaden one’s outlook and help you see things from different perspectives, which is extremely important when it comes to drafting and implementing public policies,” asserted Pinhas.

Francisco Pérez Mackenna, CEO of Quiñenco, underscored the importance of developing Chile’s human capital. “This scholarship is a contribution to drive human capital development in our country. Building new capacities, enabling academic growth and cultivating the intellectual and academic curiosity of young people are crucial to developing any society.”

Javiera Charpentier and Pinhas Zamorano will join Andreas Guillén, who became the first recipient of the “Sciences Po Quiñenco Scholarship for Chile” in 2020. Unlike the current recipients, Guillén is enrolled in a combined undergraduate/graduate program at the Euro-Latin American campus of Sciences Po, located in the city of Poitiers, and will be in France for five years.

About Sciences Po

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open to the world, ranked among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences. According to the prestigious QS 2021 ranking, it ranks second in the world in political science and over 40% of its student body is foreign, including undergraduate and graduate scholars.

With almost 600 Latin American students enrolled in its multiple programs, agreements with 48 universities in the region, 6 dual degrees or joint programs with Latin American universities and a specific campus dedicated to Latin America, Sciences Po is one of the leading European universities in political science.

The university has more than 80,000 alumni, several of which have held prominent public leadership positions such as heads of state, high-ranking officials in international organizations, politicians, business owners and writers.