The Scholarship: The Churchill Scholarships offer American students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue one year of graduate study in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge. The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States pays all tuition and fees directly to the University of Cambridge and to Churchill College.
The Award At least fourteen Churchill Scholarships, tenable for nine or twelve months, depending on the academic program, are offered annually. The Churchill Scholarship is worth between $44,000 and $50,000, depending on the exchange rate. It covers all University and College tuition and fees (currently about $25,000). In addition, students receive a living allowance of £10,000 if enrolled in a nine-month academic program and £12,000 if enrolled in a full-year academic program. They also receive an allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to and from the United Kingdom. The Foundation also offers the possibility of a Special Research Grant of up to $2,000; this grant may cover travel for presentations at international conferences, short stays at another university or institute for special research, and other activities. Married students should consult with the Foundation about the possibility of additional support.
Who Should Apply: To apply for a Churchill Scholarship one must be a citizen of the United States and a student enrolled in one of the institutions of higher education participating in the Scholarship competition. To receive a Churchill Scholarship one must be between the ages of 19 and 26, must hold a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a college or university in the United States, and may not yet have earned a doctorate. Davidson may nominate two students, whose applications have been reviewed and approved by a local fellowships committee. Dr. Erland Stevens is the Davidson contact.
Deadlines are early in fall of the senior year. Be in touch with Prof. Stevens in September of senior year at the latest. The Foundation’s Web site http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org has complete information about the Churchill Scholarship Program.