Winners of the Churchill Scholarship receive the full cost of tuition and fees for 9-12 months of STEM research graduate study at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Churchill Scholars also receive a living allowance, travel allowance for to/from the United Kingdom, an additional travel award, and visa fee re-imbursement. There is also the potential to receive research grant funding, and potential for married students to receive additional support.
- U.S. citizen
- Senior at time of application who will graduate in the current academic year, or a student who has graduated from UC Davis within the past 12 months, and has not attained a doctorate
- Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or greater
- Be pursuing an eligible program of study
Applicants should have outstanding academic achievements, especially in their major. Applicants must also have extensive lab research experience in a STEM related field, or significant independent studies (for mathematics). Students with less than two years of lab research experience by the end of their undergraduate degree will generally not be considered competitive. Applicants will need to submit a proposed program of study based upon previous research and should therefore, desire to pursue a research based graduate degree. Applicants should also show a capacity to pursue original, creative work and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. A minimum of four outstanding academic references related to the applicant’s field of research are required.
Applicants should have a desire to study in Cambridge, England and should also have a clear, articulate sense of what Churchill College stands to gain from his/her presence at the College.
UC Davis is one of 100 institutions invited to endorse up to two candidates annually to the Winston Churchill Foundation. Applicants wishing to be considered for endorsement must submit a Pre-Application by May 15 as well as Additional Information by June 24. Candidates selected for endorsement will proceed to work on the online application and will submit an application for admission to the University of Cambridge, with Churchill College listed as their first choice. Please note that endorsement for and acceptance to receive the Churchill Scholarship does not guarantee admission to the University of Cambridge.