Churchill Scholarship: Science, Mathematics, Engineering

Applying for the Churchill Scholarship


The next nomination deadline for the Churchill Scholarship is:

Application process

Detailed application instructions are available on a pdf document, Instructions and Guidelines for Applicants.

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
You can register and fill out the online application at
If you would like to see what the applications looks like, when printed, you can download a copy here. Please note that this is for reference purposes, and applications are only eligible if created through our online portal.

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 Friday October 13
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
If your institution selects you as a nominee, complete your online application, press "SUBMIT," print it out, sign it, and hand it to your campus Scholarship Office. Your Campus Representative will then include your printed application and other supporting materials in a single pdf document, emailed to the Foundation by the deadline.

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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