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 is just one Kanders Churchill Scholarship available each year. The recipient will join the cohort of the existing 15 Churchill Scholars in science, mathematics, and engineering, bringing the size of the group to 16 Scholars.
The Kanders Churchill Scholar 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 15 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 deadline for 2019 is yet to be determined
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.
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