Churchill Scholarship

PURPOSE

The Winston Churchill Foundation's scholarship program offers American students of exceptional ability and outstanding academic achievement the opportunity to pursue one year of graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge. Churchill College focuses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics, but Churchill scholars pursue their research in a wide variety of programs and laboratories.

AWARD
The Churchill Scholarship covers all University and College tuition and fees, a living stipend, and travel  allowance; there is also the possibility of a Special Research Grant. 

NUMBER OFFERED
At least 14 Churchill Scholarships, tenable for nine, ten, eleven, or twelve months, depending on the academic program, are offered annually. Competition is intense: usually there are about 160 applications from more than eighty undergraduate institutions.

FIELDS OF STUDY
Science, mathematics, and engineering, all at University of Cambridge.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be citizens of the United States and must be enrolled in one of the institutions participating in the scholarship competition. Upon taking up a Churchill Scholarship, one must be between the ages of 19 and 26, hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a United States college or university, and may not have attained a doctorate.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Exceptional academic achievement in all disciplines, but especially the major, as indicated by course grades [a GPA of at least 3.7; typically 3.9+ are more competitive].
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination to be reported to the Churchill Foundation no later than the end of November. The MCAT may be taken instead of the GRE.
  • A capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as demonstrated by awards and prizes and by letters of reference. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will show extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects.
  • Outstanding personal qualities.

DEADLINES
Nomination application deadline is April 7, Churchill application deadline is in November.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for Middlebury nomination, see the information on the general UK/Irish Fellowships page.

Selected nominees will work with the fellowships advisor to prepare for the final Churchill submission deadline in November. Separate applications to the selected program at Cambridge must be made by October.

FINAL SELECTION
The Winston Churchill Foundation announces winners no later than the third week of January.

CONTACT

Lisa Gates, Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website
Churchill Scholarship