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Churchill Scholarship

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Seniors, Recent Grads – GPA of 3.7 or higher required – Major in the sciences, engineering or mathematics

IMPORTANT: All Churchill applicants must be nominated by the college or university. For more information about the University of Maryland, College Park nomination process please contact the National Scholarships Office at

Description: The Churchill Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers American citizens of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge. At least thirteen Churchill Scholarships, tenable for nine or twelve months, depending on the academic program, are offered annually.

One of the newer colleges at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College was built in tribute to Winston Churchill, who in the years after the Second World War presciently recognized the growing importance of science and technology for prosperity and security. Churchill College focuses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Award Amount: The Churchill Scholarship funds 18 scholarships per year, comprised of 16 Churchill Scholarships in science, mathematics, and engineering, and two Kanders Churchill Scholarships in science policy. It is for one year of Master’s study (courses run between 9 and 12 months). The award covers tuition, roundtrip airfare to the UK, visa fees and health surcharge, and a stipend that is set 5% higher than the UK Research Council standard. Recipients are eligible to apply for a $4,000 special research grant. The total value is around $65,000.

Duration: One academic year

Campus Deadline: August 14. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of Churchill application materials to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

National Deadline: November 1, 2023

Program Preferences: Applicants should have an exceptional academic record, with a minimum GPA of 3.7.

Applicants in the sciences and engineering should have extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects.

Potential 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 and prizes and by letters of reference.

Scores on the Graduate Record Examinations will be considered. (Please note that the GRE Subject Test is no longer required.)

Other outstanding personal qualities will be considered.

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