The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, established in 1959, offers annual grants that enable American students to pursue graduate work at the University of Cambridge. Churchill Scholarships support one year of graduate study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences.
The Churchill Scholarship leads to either the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or the Master of Advanced Study (MASt), depending on the field. The MPhil in most instances is a research degree, while the MASt involves courses and research.
Brown is one of 101 American colleges or universities invited each year to nominate two candidates for fourteen Churchill Scholarships. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled at Brown; they must hold a bachelors degree by the time of the scholarship, be between 19 and 26 years of age by October 1 of the year they begin the award, and they may not already hold a doctorate.
Selection is based on academic talent and achievement, an extensive record of research, the capacity for original and creative work, and outstanding personal qualities.
Churchill applicants, should do their homework on exactly what course of study or kind of research they intend to pursue at Cambridge. Churchill scholars are not confined to Churchill College for supervision, but can study under any faculty member at Cambridge. See Finding the Right Program/Institution in the U.K. particularly for information about Cambridge University.
The award provides payment of all university and college tuition and fees at Cambridge, a maintenance allowance between $16,000 - $21,000, and a $1,000 travel allowance. Additional financial support is available for married students whose spouses accompany them. In all, the Churchill Scholarship is worth between $40,000 and $50,000 depending on the program of study and prevailing rates of exchange.
By the campus deadline of October 21, 2013, applicants must submit the following:
- The Churchill application form which can be found on the Foundations website
- Proposed Program of Study
- Personal Statement
- Four (4) letters of reference (from the candidate's field of study)
- A letter of interest or commitment from a director of a laboratory at Cambridge, if available and if relevant
- One (1) official transcript from each institution you have attended
All application materials must be submitted electronically to Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu. Official transcripts must be sent to the Fellowship office in a sealed envelope. To order an official transcript through Brown, please see the instructions on the Registrar's website. We recommend that you order your transcript at least three weeks in advance of the campus deadline. We do not accept e-transcripts from Brown University.
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