Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 30, 2018

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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

The Winston 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 Components:

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

For more information and to register your interest in the Churchill Scholarship, complete the NS&FP Postgraduate Programs Interest Form.

You can also make an appointment with a National Scholarships and Fellowships Program advisor. We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application. Applicants may not apply directly, but must secure institutional nomination through our office.