The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Churchill Scholarship Internal Application Instructions

The Churchill program, like all Reed-nominated or endorsed awards, has a two-tier application process. You apply first to Reed by beginning your application in the Churchill website's application portal and then, if given the endorsement of the college, you would then finish your application through the Churchill application portal. Spend some time on the Cambridge graduate prospectus website looking at some of the course offerings and identifying which might be a good fit, as well as on the Churchill Scholarship websitewhich has a listing of eligible programs as well as a specific link just for Math. If nominated by Reed, you will also need to apply to Cambridge separately to be based at Churchill College (in the UK system, colleges are more residential/social, so Churchill College is not an academic entity, but rather where your life would be based). It is recommended that you begin your application to Cambridge during the internal application process so that you're prepared should you be nominated by Reed.

Internal Application Deadline

September 25th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Application Steps

Go to the Churchill Scholarship website and follow the application instructions to create an account and sign in to the electronic platform.

Churchill Scholarship Website

A complete internal application consists of the following items:

  • A completed and submitted online application, including:

    • A one-page proposed program of study

    • A two-page personal statement

    • A copy of your transcripts

    • Correspondence with a potential lab supervisor (if applicable)

Letters of Recommendation

For the initial review, you will need to request two recommenders to send informal letters to, briefly outlining why they support your candidacy.

  • If you are nominated by the committee, you will need four total formal recommendations. You must download the recommendation form available from the Churchill application website, sign it and provide it to each recommender (including the two who wrote informal recommendations), who must then submit it with their final recommendation. You do not need to use this form for the internal review process.


You will need to complete this online waiver form as the final step in submitting your internal application.

Waiver Form

Applicants submitting application materials electronically by email will generally receive a confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation during this time, please follow up with the Center for Life Beyond Reed at to ensure that the application was successfully submitted.

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