The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Established in 1959, the Winston Churchill Foundation was founded by American friends of Churchill, who wanted to fulfill his wish of always having gifted young American graduate students at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.

The Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers American citizens of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Cambridge. One of the thirty-one colleges at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College was built as the national and Commonwealth tribute to Sir Winston, who in the years after the Second World War presciently recognized the growing importance of science and technology for prosperity and security. Churchill College focuses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Since 1981 the Foundation offers on occasion The Winston Churchill Award to an individual who has made outstanding contributions exemplifying Churchill’s attributes and ideals.

The Foundation is supported by gifts and grants from alumni, friends, and corporations. The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) and is classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 179(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Foundation United States has a charity in the United Kingdom, registered number 1122600.

THE WINSTON CHURCHILL FOUNDATION OF THE UNITED STATES is committed to a policy against discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States United States of America
Jun 14, 2018
Scholarship - General
DEADLINE: November 1, 2018 Applying for the Churchill Scholarship The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States accepts nominations for the Churchill Scholarship from a limited number of Participating Institutions. If you are interested in applying, you should first contact the scholarship office at your undergraduate institution. Each institution will have an internal application deadline some weeks in advance of the Foundation nomination deadline. The next nomination deadline for the Churchill Scholarship is: Thursday, November 1, 2018 ( 5pm Eastern Time) Application process These instructions are for the 15 Churchill Scholarships available in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applicants for the Kanders Churchill Scholarship simply apply to the Master's in Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and indicate that you would like to be considered for that award. Before you apply 1. Check that you are eligible The Churchill Scholarship is open to US citizens who are in their senior year or have just graduated from one of our Participating Institutions. Please check  Eligibility  before you apply. 2. Select a course Choosing the right course for you can be far from straightforward, and you should check the  Programs of Study  page for a list of eligible and ineligible courses. Applicants interested in the MASt in mathematics should first read the Foundation's guide,  Part III Mathematics for Churchill Scholars . Applying 1. Fill out the online application Only online applications will be considered. Register at  and fill out your application at that website. You can look at an overview of the application questions here:  Application form overview   In addition to the application form, you will also need to supply a 1-page Proposed Program of Study, a 2-page Personal Statement, your transcript, and correspondence with a potential lab supervisor (if applicable). All this is explained in detail at the online application portal. 2. Request four academic letters of recommendation Please  print out this form  and hand it to your recommendation writers. They must submit their letters of recommendation directly to your institution's Scholarship Office. 3. Apply to the University of Cambridge by mid-October 2018 (exact date to be announced) The Churchill Scholarship is only tenable at Churchill College, so you must put Churchill College as your first choice on the Cambridge application. The Scholarship is only for a 1-year Master's degree, so your application must be for an MPhil or MASt. 4. Complete the application Complete your online application and press "SUBMIT." Your application is not complete until your institution nominates you. Each Participating Institution can nominate up to two applicants. Applicants are normally notified of the results by mid-January and awards are announced publicly by early February.  All programmatic and technical questions should be addressed to the Foundation. Please email  or call 212-752-3200.