The application for 15 Churchill Scholarships in science, mathematics, and engineering is now open, with a November 2 nomination deadline for matriculation in the 2021-22 academic year. Applicants for the one Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy should check with the Cambridge University graduate admissions portal.
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The Churchill Scholarship and Kanders Churchill Scholarship provide funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The program was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfil his vision of US–UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.
Many Churchill Scholars describe their year in Cambridge as the best year of their lives since it allows scholars to form friendships with their future colleagues from around the world, to attend the only college at Cambridge that is focused on STEM subjects, and have an opportunity for independent research (often leading to publications) that Churchill Scholars will not find again until well into their PhD programs.
Update on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic
The University of Cambridge closed its laboratories and classrooms in March, 2020 and is currently in the process of creating reopening protocols. Members of the 2019-20 cohort are able to continue their degrees remotely. As of now, the 2020-21 academic year is scheduled to go ahead as planned, albeit with large lectures moved online. The Foundation recognizes that many future applicants to the Churchill Scholarship must take courses pass/fail under lockdown conditions and that all students will have diminished opportunities for independent research during this period. We have added a question about the lockdown period to the application, in order to better understand each nominee's unique experiences, with no expectation that applicants are able to conduct research while sheltering in place. We know that the effects of this pandemic will last several years and hope that all students can protect their health and that of their communities during this time, with full confidence that their future opportunities are not at risk.
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