Mathematical Opportunities

Scholarship Program

Scholarships / Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Institutions and Programs

The Churchill Scholarship is awarded by the Winston Churchill Foundation to graduates to pursue research and study in engineering, mathematics, or the biological and physical sciences for one year at the University of Cambridge. An applicant for the Churchill Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States, either native born or naturalized, and must be a senior who is enrolled in one of the participating institutions or a student who has recently graduated from one of those institutions, must hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent, and may not have attained a doctorate. Students do not apply directly but must be one of no more than two students each year nominated by each Participating Institution.
The criteria for Churchill Scholars include: Exceptional academic achievement, especially in the major, as indicated by course grades. The foundation does not require a minimum GPA, but recent scholars have had a GPA at least 3.9 or above. A proven talent in research in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as demonstrated by awards, prizes, research, and letters of recommendation. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will demonstrate extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects. Outstanding personal qualities. Understanding the time commitment required by research, the Churchill Foundation does not seek so-called “well rounded” applicants; instead, it seeks applicants with what we call interesting “jagged edges.” Nonetheless, it should be noted that successful applicants display an array of talents activities outside of academic pursuits, especially in music, athletics, social service, among other activities.

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
Date Posted: May 01, 2021
Deadline: Nov 01, 2021