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  • Locations: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 10/09/2017
10/09/2017 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Fellowship Program Program Advisor: Jodi Zaffino:, Scott Carpenter:
Eligibility - Home School: Columbia Alum, Columbia College, Columbia General Studies, Columbia SEAS Application Notes: Nomination by Columbia required: Consult with OGP
Discipline: Arts and Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM Eligibility - Class Year: Columbia Alumna/us, Senior
Eligibility - Nationality/Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Fellowship Type: Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Program Description:
Churchill Scholarships, offered by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, seek to reward oustanding academic talent and achievement within one’s major, and the demonstrated capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge within the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Winners of the Churchill Scholarship receive a fully-funded one year of post-baccalaureate study in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge.  (Consult the foundation’s website for eligible fields of study). In addition, Churchill Scholars receive a living allowance of £11,000 for nine-month programs, £12,000 for ten- or eleven-month programs, and £13,000 for full-year programs, a travel allowance of up to $1,500 for travel to and from the U.K., reimbursement for visa application fees, plus $500 for personal travel abroad.  The foundation also offers the possibility of a special research grant of up to $2,000 to enable scholars to participate in special opportunities for academic or professional development.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled seniors in (or within 12 months of graduating from) an institution participating in the scholarship program. Upon taking up the scholarship, scholars must hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent, and may not yet have attained a doctorate.

Selection criteria include:
  • exceptional academic achievement, especially in their major, as indicated by course grades;
  • capacity to advance knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics through original high-level work, as demonstrated by awards, research, and recommendation letters; and
  • outstanding personal qualities—while “well-roundedness” is not a selection criterion, successful applicants usually demonstrate a range of talents and activities beyond their studies.
University nomination:  Columbia University may nominate two undergraduates or recent alumni/ae for consideration each year.  Students and recent graduates of Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies are eligible. Students may not apply directly for this fellowship without first having been nominated by Columbia.

To apply for Columbia University's nomination: Register your Churchill candidacy by completing the application available here (click "Start an Application" to open the electronic questionnaire) no later than the deadline stated. You should arrange for your letters of recommendation to be submitted to by this deadline as well.

Meet Columbia's most recent Churchill Scholar: Jacob Andreas ’12SEAS (Computer Science)

This program is currently not accepting applications.