The Churchill Scholarship is a fully-funded, one year’s master’s degree program focusing on STEM subjects at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship covers all university fees and scholars receive an additional living allowance and a travel allowance to and from the UK. The Churchill Scholarship offers a unique opportunity to conduct high-level research without other obligations in an academic culture that emphasizes work-life balance and facilitates the formation of friendships with future colleagues from all over the world.
The Academic Fellowships Team is here to support you through all steps of the application process. If you are interested in connecting with us to learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Between 19 and 26 years old at the time of application.
- U.S. citizen.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree at the beginning of the academic year for which the scholarship is granted.
- Campus Deadline: Oct. 12, 2022
- National Deadline: Nov. 2, 2022
- Fully-funded one year master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, including tuition, visa fees, health surcharge, and a living stipend with a total value around $65,000
- Recipients are eligible to apply for an additional $4,000 research grant.
- Roundtrip airfare to the UK
- Contact Academic Fellowships to set up a meeting to discuss the application process and strategy.
- Select a program to apply to via the Programs of Study page on the Churchill website.
- Fill out an online application
- Write a 1-page proposed program of study
- Write a 2-page academic research history
- Order official transcripts from the registrar's office
- Request four letters of recommendations from people who are directly familiar with your academic or research work, usually professors.
- Apply to the University of Cambridge in addition to the Churchill Scholarship application.
The Churchill Foundation is seeking scholars who demonstrate the following qualities:
- Outstanding academic achievement. There is no minimum GPA, though most applicants have a very high average. The Committee looks at achievement in STEM courses, especially in the major, as indicated by course grades and recommendation letters.
- Proven talent in research. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will demonstrate extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects. The Committee looks for originality and creativity.
- Outstanding personal qualities. Understanding the time commitment required by research, the Churchill Foundation does not seek so-called “well-rounded applicants”; instead, it seeks applicants with what they call interesting “jagged edges.” The Committee takes into account interests and achievements outside of research, but it does not favor any particular kind of activity.
- Your Academic Fellowships Team: Meredith and Elizabeth are here to help you through each step of the process, from exploring the different application components, to choosing your recommendation letter writers, to providing feedback on your essays. Email email@example.com to schedule a meeting with us!
- Current and Past Year Churchill Scholar Profiles: The Churchill Foundation has created profiles of the current and past years' Churchill Scholarship winners. This can help you see what type of students they are looking for.