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Churchill Scholarship


The application for 16 Churchill Scholarships in science, mathematics, and engineering is now open. The next nomination deadline is Wednesday November 2, 2022 (5pm Eastern Time) for matriculation in the 2023-24 academic year. Applicants for the Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy should simply apply to the Master's in Public Policy by early October, 2022 (the same deadline as the Gates Cambridge Scholarship), and indicate that you would like to be considered for the award. For the Kanders Churchill Scholarship, there is no separate application to the Foundation and no nomination process.

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Apply to the Kanders Churchill Scholarship.

The Churchill Scholarship and Kanders Churchill Scholarship provide funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The program was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfil his vision of US–UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.

Many Churchill Scholars describe their year in Cambridge as the best year of their lives since it allows scholars to form friendships with their future colleagues from around the world, to attend the only college at Cambridge that is focused on STEM subjects, and have an opportunity for independent research (often leading to publications) that Churchill Scholars will not find again until well into their PhD programs.



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