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.
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 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.
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 $40,000 and $60,000 depending on the program of study and prevailing rates of exchange.
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All applicants must submit a complete application through the Churchill Scholarship online application system by the campus deadline of October 1, 2019. The Churchill online system automatically directs submitted applications to the campus representative for the internal review process.
• The Churchill application form which can be found on the Foundations website
• 1-page Proposed Program of Study (MPhil applicants should have made contact with a relevant laboratory and Cambridge faculty members and they should reference these in their essay)
• 2-page Personal Statement
• Four (4) letters of reference (from the candidate's field of study)
Churchill Scholarship Recommendation form for Recommenders. Please have your recommenders submit their form/letter to [email protected] by the October 1st campus deadline.
• 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
Please note that applicants must apply separately for admission to a Master's degree program at the University of Cambridge by the end of October. Exact date to be announced.
Program Manager, Fellowships
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