Churchill Scholarships provide funding for outstanding students pursuing one-year post-baccalaureate studies in science, mathematics, or engineering at the University of Cambridge. Offered by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, the Churchill seeks to reward students with the demonstrated capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields. Winners of the Churchill Scholarship receive a fully-funded one year of post-baccalaureate study, a living and travel allowance and coverage of visa application fees. The foundation also offers the possibility of a special research grant for academic or professional development. Fellows live in Churchill College at Cambridge.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled seniors or recent alumni/ae. Upon taking up the scholarship, scholars must hold a bachelor’s degree and may not yet have attained a doctorate. Consult the foundation’s website for eligible fields of study.
The Churchill seeks students who show:
- exceptional academic achievement, especially in their major;
- capacity to advance knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics through original high-level work; and
- outstanding personal qualities, usually with a range of talents and activities beyond the classroom.
Columbia University may nominate two undergraduates or recent alumni/ae (within 12 months of graduation) for consideration each year. Students and recent graduates of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies are eligible. Students may not apply directly for this fellowship without first having been nominated by Columbia.
Columbia students apply for nomination by clicking "Start Your Application" and completing all application materials before the internal deadline, as well as completing an online application through the official Churchill portal. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org the internal deadline.
Students must apply separately for admission to a post-baccalaureate degree at Cambridge and should indicate Churchill College as their preferred college.