The Churchill Scholarship is awarded by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States for the pursuit of one-year of master's study (typically MPhil programs between 9 and 12 months) in math, science, and engineering at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.

The Foundation also awards two Kanders Churchill Scholarships in science policy. Learn more about the scholarship through this short video.



  • Class year: Must be a senior who is enrolled in one of the institutions participating in the Scholarship Program or a student who has graduated from one of those institutions within the past 12 months. 
  • Citizenship: Citizen of the United States, either native born or naturalized
  • GPA: To gain admission to Cambridge, minimum 3.5 GPA is required; if the academic requirement of the course is a first, minimum 3.7 GPA is required. Typical competitive GPA is 3.9+.  

Other eligibility guidelines:

  • Must demonstrate academic and research achievement.
  • Must apply for an eligible Program of Study at the University of Cambridge.

Applying & Resources

To be eligible for a Churchill Scholarship, the applicant must be nominated by Davidson College. Davidson Churchill candidates must apply to Davidson first to be considered for nomination, followed by the official Churchill process if nominated. Davidson College will select up to two students to be nominated. No direct student applications will be considered by the Churchill Foundation. 

To be considered for nomination, follow the instructions for submitting an application to Davidson's nominating committee and review application tips and resources in the Churchill Scholarship Application Toolkit (Davidson login required).

Schedule an Office of Fellowships advising appointment with Gaylena Merritt, Director of Fellowships, to discuss your candidacy.