Kanders Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States launched the Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy in 2017, for attendance at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, in the 2018-19 academic year. The Kanders Churchill Scholarship was created to address the growing divide between science and science policy.

At present, there are up to two Kanders Churchill Scholarship available each year. The recipients will join the cohort of the 16 Churchill Scholars in science, mathematics, and engineering, bringing the size of the group to 18 Scholars.

Kanders Churchill Scholars will hold a bachelor's degree (either as a major or minor concentration) in science, mathematics, or engineering, and will attend the Cambridge Master's in Public Policy (see http://www.polis.cam.ac.uk/study-at-polis/graduates/MPhilPP).

The Kanders Churchill Scholarship is an exciting addition to the Churchill Scholarship program and builds upon science policy seminars, which were introduced in the 2016-17 academic year for all Churchill Scholars.

The selection process is different from that for the other 16 Churchill Scholars. Applicants for the Kanders Churchill Scholarship must be US citizens who are seniors when they apply or have graduated from any US institution. Unlike the other Churchill Scholarships, there will be no application to the Churchill Foundation. Instead, candidates will state their interest in the Kanders Churchill Scholarship on their Cambridge application: (see https://www.polis.cam.ac.uk/study-at-polis/graduates/MPhilPP/fees-and-funding). The way to do this on the application is to go to the section "Other funding you have, or have applied for." Tick the "yes" box for the question "Have you applied for or secured funding..." Then, under "Funding," choose "Scholarship/grant" from the drop-down list. For "Funding status," choose "I have applied for this funding." You can leave the "value," "duration," and "expected decision date" fields blank. Under "Please give details about this funding," you can briefly (100 words) describe your interest in being considered for the Kanders Churchill Scholarship.


The next deadline is in early October, 2022 (the same date as the Gates Cambridge deadline).

As with all Churchill Scholarships, applicants must put Churchill College as their first college choice. The selection process will be completed by the end of December. The Selection Committee will consider candidates’ academic achievements in STEM as well as their preparation for the Master’s in Public Policy.

The Kanders Churchill Scholarship was made possible through a generous donation from Churchill Foundation Board Member Warren Kanders.

For further information, please contact:

Michael Morse
Executive Director

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