Institution: Churchill College
Country: United Kingdom
City (Metropolitan Area): Cambridge
Applicant Eligible Countries: United States
Type of Opportunity: Scholarships
Eligibility: Citizen of the U.S. between the ages of 19 and 26.
Application Deadline: October 12, 2020
Stanford University’s Bechtel International Center invites students to apply for the prestigious Churchill Scholarship.
The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College. The program was created by an initiative of Sir Winston Churchill to support his vision of US – UK scientific exchange for advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic.
This award is open to U.S citizens who will be between the ages of 19 and 26 when the program begins. Candidates must be recent graduates (within the past year) or seniors at Stanford, and they must first be nominated by an authority at Stanford University.
This award has an on-campus process necessitating a nomination. Therefore, there are two deadlines that all applicants should be aware of – a universal deadline and a campus deadline. The university can nominate two candidates for the selection process. The campus deadline is in October while the universal deadline is in November. Applying is a lengthy ordeal and may require several months to prepare for. In order to be eligible, candidates must have already applied for admissions at a graduate program at University of Cambridge and Churchill College.
To apply, interested candidates should submit a University of Cambridge application form. This can be found on the Cambridge website. The online scholarship application must also be completed by October 15. This, too, is available online. Applicants must supply four recommendation letters and a cover form by October 15.
The rest of the required documents should be emailed directly to Diane Murk at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15. Required documents include a Stanford Churchill Cover Sheet, a nomination form waiver, and a PDF copy of the application.
With the application, candidates should also submit a proposed program of study, detailed in a one-page essay. A two-page personal statement is also required, as is a record of correspondence with the Cambridge laboratory supervisor. This may be done via email but it should indicate a confirmation that the student will be accepted into the laboratory. All candidates must also supply official transcripts, both those from university study at Stanford as well as those from any summer program, study abroad programs, or previous institutions.
There will be fourteen awards granted, each ranging between $45,000 and $50,000. The scholarship covers all college and university fees and tuition. It also includes a generous stipend for a living allowance, research allowance, travel allowance, and any application fees for a U.K. visa.
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