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Churchill Foundation Scholarship


Internal Deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), OCTOBER 31,2024

Open to: Current seniors and recent graduates
Award type: Academic/ research
Area(s) of study: Engineering, mathematics, sciences, or social sciences
Award criteria: academic achievement; research
Award provides:  Funding for a one-year research Master’s degree in STEM and related fields at the University of Cambridge. The award is worth approximately $50,000 and covers all University fees and provides living and travel allowances.
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: Yes. Applicants must apply through the National Scholarships and Fellowships Office.

Are you interested in opportunities to pursue graduate study abroad or in the US? If you have been thinking about awards like Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, or NSF GRFP, please sign up for updates on our post-grad opportunities interest email list.

  • Have an outstanding academic record (recent Churchill Scholars have had a GPA of at least 3.7, usually >3.9)

The Churchill Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers American citizens of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in biological sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences and public health, engineering, computer science, psychology, biological anthropology, archeology, or musical studies: music and science at Cambridge. Students of exceptional talent who have significant research experience and who have already been honored through other awards or recognitions will make the strongest applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, social sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as indicated by awards, prizes, research, and letters of recommendation. Applicants in the sciences and engineering must demonstrate extensive laboratory experience, internships, or related work, and applicants in mathematics must show substantial independent work. For more information visit

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Essay on Proposed Program of Study
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • Outside Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Passport-sized photograph (if nominated)


If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

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