Internal Deadline: September 3, 2015
Liaison: Julie Fry
DescriptionThe Churchill scholarship awards one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, and the physical and natural sciences leading to a certificate, diploma, or MPhil degree at Churchill College at Cambridge University. Tuition and fees are paid, with an additional living allowance depending on the course of study. Additional funding is available for research and travel. The one-year awards lead to the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil), the Certificate of Post-Graduate Study (CPGS in different fields), the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS in theoretical or applied mathematics), or Diploma (in Computer Science). The Foundation does not accept application for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development or other policy-focused programs.
EligibilityAn applicant for a Churchill Scholarship must be a U.S. citizen and a senior or a student who has recently graduated from an institution participating in the program. Upon taking up a scholarship, a Churchill Scholar must be between the ages of 19 and 26, hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, and may not have attained a doctorate.
Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in all disciplines, but especially in the major, as indicated by their grades. They must demonstrate a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as demonstrated by awards and prizes and by letters of reference. They must exhibit outstanding personal qualities. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will show extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects. Applicants must submit scores for the GRE General, but not subject, tests. An additional staement from the former executive director of the program: "The factors that make an applicant stand out are a certain intellectual spark; a commitment to making a serious contribution to your field of inquiry, the promise of intellectual leadership, and less easily defined personal qualities that suggest you will benefit from a year in Cambridge and that Churchill College and the University of Cambridge will benefit from your presence there."