Churchill Scholarship

Campus Deadline: Noon, October 13, 2021

The Winston Churchill Foundation will award graduate scholarships to help American students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge. The foundation offers generous living and travel allowances, in addition to fully covering all university and college tuition fees. At least twelve scholarships are awarded to seniors and recent graduates from across the country. UC Berkeley may nominate up to two students for the Churchill Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen
  • Be a senior or recent graduate who has graduated within the last 12 months
  • Earn bachelors degree before October 2022
  • Have a demonstrated academic excellence (previous Scholars have usually had a grade point average of at least 3.7 or A-)
  • Applicants must also submit the application for admission to Cambridge with the Churchill application

Selection Criteria

Evaluators look for exceptional academic achievement as indicated by course grades. A capacity to pursue original, creative work and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Outstanding personal qualities as demonstrated by leadership, activities, social engagement.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Four letters of reference, two more than required for the Cambridge Application 
  • A letter of interest or commitment from a director of a laboratory at Cambridge, if available and if relevant.
  • Official transcript from each institution you have attended ( to be uploaded to the on-line application)


The UC Berkeley selection committee will select the university's nominees based on the above application materials and criteria.

For more information, e-mail Alicia Hayes, U.C.Berkeley's Churchill Scholarship campus representative.

More information about this opportunity can be found here: Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship website.