The Churchill Scholarship
Fellowship Information Meeting:
with Peter C. Patrikis, Executive Director
The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
Monday, September 24
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mudd Hall 520
Churchill Scholarships, offered by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, provide for one year of post-baccalaureate study in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge. (Consult the foundation’s website for eligible fields of study.)
Each scholarship covers a recipient’s university and college fees at Cambridge. Churchill Scholars receive a living allowance of £11,000 for nine-month programs, £12,000 for ten- or eleven-month programs, and £13,000 for full-year programs. Scholars also receive a travel allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to and from the U.K. and reimbursement for visa application fees. The foundation also offers the possibility of a special research grant of up to $2,000 to enable scholars to participate in special opportunities for academic or professional development.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled as seniors at (or recently graduated from) an institution participating in the scholarship program. Upon taking up his or her scholarship, a scholar must be between the ages of 19 and 26, must hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent, and may not have attained a doctorate.
Selection criteria include:
- exceptional academic talent and outstanding achievement, especially in the major, as indicated by course grades;
- 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, prizes, research, and letters of recommendation; and
- outstanding personal qualities—while the foundation does not seek so-called “well rounded” candidates, successful applicants nonetheless demonstrate an array of talents and activities beyond their academic pursuits.
University nomination: Columbia University may nominate two undergraduates or recent alumni/ae for consideration each year. Students and recent graduates of Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies are eligible. Please note: the internal campus competition places students into consideration for nomination. Students may not apply directly to this program. In addition, please note that the national scholarship competition requires application to Cambridge by October 16 and the submission of GRE scores.