Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship offer American students of exceptional ability and promise the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the sciences, engineering or mathematics at one of the world’s great universities, Churchill College, Cambridge University. The Scholarship covers all University and College tuition and fees, a living allowance and a travel allowance. 

Part of the Churchill application involves a research statement. In order to adequately satisfy this portion of the application, all applicants in lab-based sciences should contact the directors of relevant labs at Cambridge University in the spring before they apply. You should find a lab that would be willing to host you if you receive the Churchill scholarship. In order to apply for the Churchill the following November, you should have a note from an appropriate lab at Cambridge showing that you have been in touch, and that they would be willing to work with you further.

In 2017, the Churchill Foundation added another scholarship, the Kanders Churchill Scholarship, to fund study at Churchill College, Cambridge University. See below for more information about the Kanders Churchill Scholarship. Students interested in the Churchill should contact for further information.


  • Applicants must be current seniors or recent alums with a science (computer science included), engineering or mathematics major.
  • GPA 3.9 or higher.
  • High acheivement in GRE or MCAT scores.
  • High level of academic achievement, including considerable research experience, in the chosen field.

Application Process

Submit the following materials to the Center for Research and Fellowships via this Google form by the University endorsement deadline: October 10, 2023 at 12 PM (NOON – NOT MIDNIGHT) 

Applicants must submit their application materials by the internal deadline (below). After review, two candidates will be chosen for institutional endorsement. They will then work closely with the Center for Research and Fellowships to finalize their applications in time for the external fellowship deadline. 


  • Applications open: May, 2023
  • Internal deadline: October 10, 2023
  • Cambridge University: Apply by October 11, 2023
  • External Fellowship Deadline: November 1, 2023, 5pm EST

​Kanders Churchill Scholarship

The Kanders Churchill Scholarship, like the Churchill Scholarship, funds graduate study for U.S. citizens at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Recipients of the Kanders Churchill Scholarship will pursue a Master’s in Public Policy. Applicants must be current seniors graduating or have graduated within the past two years with a bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, or engineering.

The selection process for the Kanders Churchill Scholarship differs from that of the Churchill Scholarship, in that one does not apply to the Churchill Foundation. Instead, candidates apply directly to Cambridge University, noting interest in the Kanders Churchill Scholarship on their application. Like Churchill applicants, Kanders applicants must state their first choice as Churchill College on their application. 

  • Application Deadline: October 11, 2023 at 12:00 P.M.
  • Selection Committee Decision: Mid-December, 2023