Fellowships@Brown

Churchill Scholarship

Deadline 10/19/2015
Eligibility Seniors
Contact Linda Dunleavy
Website http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/index.html

Description

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States offers annual grants that enable American students to pursue graduate work in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge as residents of Churchill College, Cambridge.

The Churchill Scholarship leads to either the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or the Master of Advanced Study (MASt), depending on the field, The MPhil in most instances is a research degree, while the MASt involves courses and research.

Eligibility

Brown is one of a select cohort of American colleges or universities invited each year to nominate two candidates to compete for fourteen Churchill Scholarships. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled at Brown or recently graduated; they must be between 19 and 26 years of age and hold a bachelors degree by the time they begin their scholarship year.  

The selection criteria include exceptional academic talent and achievement and a capacity to contribute to an advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level.  Applicants should have research experience in a laboratory or with independent work or other projects.  The foundation also looks for applicants with what they call interesting “jagged edges,” by which they mean some level of engagement with other types of pursuits in addition to their science, math, or engineering involvements.

Churchill applicants need to determine exactly what course of study or kind of research they intend to pursue at Cambridge. Churchill scholars are not confined to Churchill College for supervision, but can study under any faculty member at Cambridge. See the Churchill Fellowship Guide to programs at Cambridge.


Benefits

The award provides payment of all university and college tuition and fees at Cambridge, a maintenance allowance, and a travel allowance plus reimbursement of applications fees for the UK visa. Additional financial support is available for married students whose spouses accompany them. In all, the Churchill Scholarship is worth between $45,000 and $50,000 depending on the program of study and prevailing rates of exchange.

Applying

Fellowships in the U.K. and Ireland - A Guide for Students

Application Instructions

WHAT AND WHERE SHOULD YOU STUDY AT CAMBRIDGE?

All applicants must submit a complete application to the Dean of the College Office by the campus deadline of October 19, 2015 by 4:30pm EST.

The Churchill application form which can be found on the Foundations website

Proposed Program of Study

Personal Statement

Four (4) letters of reference (from the candidate's field of study)

A letter of interest or commitment from a director of a laboratory at             Cambridge, if available and if relevant

One (1) official transcript from each institution you have attended

The UFunds online application for the Churchill Scholarship will be available in early September 2015

Linda Sutherland

Brown University
University Hall, Suite 213
1 Prospect Street, Box 1828
Providence, RI 02912

Recipients

2011-2012
William Allen, '12