The Winston Churchill Foundation was established in 1959 by American friends of Churchill. It was founded in order to fulfill the wishes of Churchill that young American graduate students study at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship Program allows American citizens the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences.

The scholarship is funded by gifts and grants from alumni, friends, and corporations. The award is worth between $45,000 and $50,000 (depending on the exchange rate) and is offered to at least 14 American students. The award covers all University and College fees as well as a living and traveling allowance. Scholars may also have the opportunity to receive a $2,000 Special Research Grant, which covers travel for presentations at international conferences, short stays at other universities or institutes, and other related activities.

Who should apply

American students interested in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences are encouraged to apply. Scholars “have exceptional academic talent and outstanding achievement,” as well as a capacity to contribute to scientific advancement. Prospective applicants can learn more about applying online.