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The Churchill Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
Application Deadline: 11/12/2013
Description: The first Churchill Scholarships, three in number, were awarded in 1963.  The scholarship have evolved since then and there are now more than four hundred fifty Churchill Scholars.  The Winston Churchill Foundation awards at least fourteen scholarships to US citizens who are seniors enrolled in one of the institutions participating in the scholarship program.  Upon acceptance, a Churchill Scholar must be between 19 and 26, must hold a bachelor's degree or an equivalent and may not have attained a doctorate.

The selection criteria include but are not limited to:

Graduation from a Participating Institution (please see website for list)

Exceptional academic talent and outstanding achievement in the major as indicated by grades.  Although a minimum GPA is  not required, recent Churchill Scholars have had a GPA between 3.7 and 4.0.

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, 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.

Additional criteria including Participating Institutions may be viewed at the Foundation's website.
Scholarship Amount: $45,000-$50,000
Scholarship Website:
Applicant Class Requirement: Senior or Recent Graduate
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: Not required but recent Scholars range was 3.7-4.0
Other Comments: The programs of study are too numerous to list here but include:

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos)




Materials Science (MPhil in the Department of Physics)

Mathematical Statistics Theoretical (Pure) Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos)

Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise

Physics (experimental – Applicants interested in Theoretical Physics should apply to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.)

You may view the entire list at:

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Peter C. Patrikis Executive Director
The Churchill Foundation
600 Madison Avenue, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10022-1737
Phone: 212-752-3200
Fax: 212-246-8330
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