Churchill Scholarship

Fellowship Information

NC State Endorsement Required:


Named in honor of Sir Winston Churchill, the Churchill Scholarship is a one-year award that leads to the Maters of Philosophy in the many areas of the Biological Sciences, the Physical Sciences, and Engineering or to the Master of Advanced Study in Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge. Churchill Scholars reside in Churchill College.

Who Should Apply:

U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors or received their undergraduate degree in the previous academic year. Applicants are evaluated on exceptional academic achievement (unweighted GPA 3.7 and above is strongly recommended), a record of advanced research and study, awards, honors and prizes, and outstanding personal qualities. Applicants must pursue graduate study in science, engineering or mathematics. Applicants must also complete an application to their program of interest at Cambridge which is due in mid-October. Applicants should also consider applying to the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Fellowship Benefits:

The Foundation also offers the possibility of a Special Research Grant of up to $2,000; this grant may cover travel for presentations at international conferences, short stays at another university or institute for special research, and other activities.

Program Duration:

1 year master’s program at the University of Cambridge.

Program Website:
Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:

Applicant Information

Recommended GPA:
3.7 and above (unweighted)
Academic Level:
Alumni (from previous 12 months)

Documents, Deadlines, and Submission Instructions

NC State Campus Deadline:

The application submission window for the 2021  award has been closed. Please check back for next award cycle dates.

Applicants: If you are considering applying for this award, you should email UFO staff at as soon as possible.

Letters of Recommendation: It is a good idea to share with your recommenders a draft of your application. Please be sure to read, and then share with each recommender, the letter of guidance from UFO that provides instructions for what to include in the letter of recommendation: Download letter of recommendation guidance here as a PDF file.

You should not have access to your letters of recommendation. Your recommenders will need to submit their letters of recommendation with a different online submission form (contact us for the link to send them). If they need to submit with a different method or have any difficulty, they should contact UFO staff.

Churchill Scholarship NC State pre-endorsement and endorsement interview dates (interviews are required):
To be confirmed. We will notify applicants of interview dates at a later date.

National Deadline for Campus Representatives:
November 2, 2020 at 5PM EST

Additional Information