2013 Priority Opportunities
The Winston Churchill Scholarship
Funding for Graduate Study in Sciences, Engineering, or Mathematics
Campus Nomination Deadline
November 13, 2012
The first Churchill Scholarships, three in number, were awarded in 1963 and funded one year of study. Shortlythereafter the Scholarships were available either for one-year programs or for the three-year doctorate at Cambridge.
In the early 1980’s the Foundation decided to su
pport only one-year programs in order to increase the number of Churchill Scholars. In its early years. the Foundation also made small travel grants to Churchill Fellows, distinguishedsenior faculty who would spend one year at the College. Eight of the Churchill Fellows won the Nobel Prize. There havenow been more than four hundred fifty Churchill Scholars. This site has a database that lists all Churchill Scholars, theirundergraduate institutions, and their departments at the University of Cambridge. The Winston Churchill Foundationawards at least fourteen Scholarships. The one-year awards lead to the Master of Philosophy, the Certificate of Post-Graduate Study, and the Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics.
The Churchill Scholarship is worth between $45,000 and $50,000. In addition, Churchill Scholars receive a livingallowance of £11,000 if enrolled in a nine-month program, £12,000 if enrolled in a ten- or eleven-month program, and£13,000 if enrolled in a full-year program. They receive a travel allowance and reimbursement of UK visa applicationfees. The Scholarship is tenable from nine to twelve months, in accordance with the academic program.
Except for reasons of health or other emergency, a Churchill Scholar makes a commitment to complete the program of study for which he or she is admitted, including such requirements as completion of a thesis and sitting for written ororal examinations. Failure to fulfill this commitment will require the refund of all funds expended on the student'sbehalf. Each Scholar must submit two narrative reports describing his or her academic work and the Cambridgeexperience, one in January and the second upon completion of the academic program.
The Winston Churchill Foundation works in partnership with its established academic partners and only acceptsapplications submitted through the nominating office or program.STUDENTS MAY NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THEPROGRAM.
U.S. citizenship or permanent residence
A senior-level student or recent graduate between the ages of 19 and 26
Must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and
not have attained a doctorate
Students MUST be nominated by the UIHP Office of Scholarships and Fellowships to represent the Universityof Iowa within this national competition