Churchill Scholarship: Science, Mathematics, Engineering

Applying for the Churchill Scholarship


The next nomination deadline for the Churchill Scholarship is:

Application process

The 2018 competition will be using new software, and the instructions are not yet available.

Before you apply

1. Check that you are eligible
The Churchill Scholarship is open to US citizens who are in their senior year or have just graduated from one of our Participating Institutions. Please check Eligibility before you apply.

2. Select a course
Choosing the right course for you can be far from straightforward, and you should check the Programs of Study page for a a list of eligible and ineligible courses. Applicants interested in the MASt in mathematics should first read the Foundation's guide, Part III Mathematics for Churchill Scholars.


1. Fill out the online application
The online portal is not yet open.

2. Request four academic letters of recommendation
Please print out this form and hand it to your recommendation writers. They must submit their letters of recommendation directly to your institution's Scholarship Office.

3. Apply to the University of Cambridge by mid-October 2018 (exact date to be announced)
The Churchill Scholarship is only tenable at Churchill College, so you must put Churchill College as your first choice on the Cambridge application. The Scholarship is only for a 1-year Master's degree, so your application must be for an MPhil or MASt.

4. Complete the application
Complete your online application and press "SUBMIT." Your application is not complete until your institution nominates you.

Applicants are normally notified of the results by mid-January and awards are announced publicly by early February.

All programmatic and technical questions should be addressed to the Foundation. Please email or call 212-752-3200.

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