Churchill Scholarship

  • Master
  • $50.000
  • 15 June 2022

The Churchill is for U.S. citizen graduating seniors or alumni who earned their undergraduate degree within the last 12 months. The award includes full funding for a one-year Master’s degree in a STEM field at the University of Cambridge, England. Applicants should be extremely high-GPA students with substantial research achievements in a particular area of STEM.

Carnegie Mellon University
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Carnegie Mellon University

943583 Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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In order to apply, you must be endorsed by your university. Carnegie Mellon can endorse two candidates for the national competition. Applicants must be: o Seniors or recent graduates o U.S. Citizens o Between the ages of 19 and 26 The criteria for the selection of Churchill Scholars include the following:

  1. Exceptional academic achievement in all disciplines, but especially in the major, as indicated by course grades (previous Scholars have had a grade point average of at least 3.8).
  2. Pursuit of original, creative work in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics at an advanced level, as demonstrated by awards and prizes and by letters of reference. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will show extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects.
  3. Ability to contribute to the advancement of knowledge
  4. Outstanding personal qualities evident in the applicant’s leadership, activities, and engagement.

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For one year of graduate work leading to a degree in engineering, mathematics or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Award covers all Cambridge University fees & tuition, plus a living allowance and travel expenses up to $50,000.


Pre-Applications due: June 15 Required materials: o Pre-Application form o Current résumé o Unofficial Carnegie Mellon transcript o Two to four recommendation letters emailed to OURSD. Be sure to give each recommender the document “Instructions for Recommenders – UK Awards.” Note that these are not final letters, and recommenders will have the opportunity to make updates to them. o A personal statement of 1,000 words that outlines your intellectual and professional interests and achievements, future goals, and reasons for pursuing study in the UK. Required campus deadline: August 24 Required Materials: o A signed Scholarship Waiver o A complete Churchill Scholarship application printed from the online application portal and including the personal statement, proposed program of study essay, listing of awards, and research experiences. Do NOT electronically submit your application until after the endorsement decisions have been made. o Transcripts for all colleges or universities attended, including study abroad (unofficial CMU transcripts are okay at this stage) o Four academic letters of recommendation written specifically for the Churchill Scholarship and accompanied by the Churchill recommendation cover sheet. Recommenders should write their letters to the “Committee of Selection” and must email their letters directly to OURSD. o A copy of your email correspondence with a prospective research supervisor at Cambridge

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