The Churchill Scholarship provides one year of support for a postgraduate degree in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge. At least fifteen Churchill Scholarships are offered annually. The Churchill Scholarship is open to US citizens who are in their senior year or have just graduated. The selection criteria consist of outstanding academic achievement; proven talent in research; and outstanding personal qualities.
Campus Nomination Process
Overview: The full application is due by the campus deadline of October 18 @ noon and must be submitted online through the Churchill Scholarship's online application portal. Your four letters of recommendation (with the cover letter hyperlinked on Churchill's website) must also arrive in the Charles Center (via email firstname.lastname@example.org or through campus mail) by the campus deadline. Selected candidates will be invited to complete an interview with the campus committee. Please note: You will be able to edit your essays after your campus interview and before the national deadline.
Application Format: The Churchill application must be completed on the Churchill Scholarship’s online application portal.
Deadlines and Timeline:
- October 18 at noon: Campus Application Deadline. By the campus deadline the application and all required components need to be complete in Churchill's online application portal. The four letters of recommendation must also arrive in the Charles Center (via email email@example.com or campus mail) by this deadline.
- Mid-October: Campus Interviews Take Place
- Late October: Campus finalists will have a short window to edit applications after the campus interviews before submitting their applications in time to meet Churchill's national deadline.
Endorsements: William & Mary can nominate up to two students for the Churchill Scholarship.
National Application Process
The national deadline is October 31, at 5:00 p.m. EST. All students must meet the campus deadline (posted above) in order to be eligible for endorsement by the national deadline. Learn more about the Churchill Scholarship including the application process, the eligibility requirements, and the options for Programs of Study at the University of Cambridge.