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.