The Churchill Scholarship started in 1963 with three awards and has since grown to 15. It provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfil his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Churchill Scholarship has been called the most academically challenging of the UK scholarships.
Many Churchill Scholars describe their year in Cambridge as the best year of their lives. What makes this program so unique?