|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||September 4, 2012 (noon)|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||Churchill Application by November 8, 2012 (noon)
Cambridge Application by mid-October (usually October 15th)
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived from http://winstonchurchillfoundation.org
Churchill Scholarships offer American students of exceptional ability, enrolled at one of the institutions participating in the program, the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics and the sciences at Cambridge, one of the world’s great universities. The Scholarships also provide the opportunity to experience life in Britain, to forge friendships with British students and those from many other lands who are enrolled at Cambridge, to see something of Europe and lands beyond, to see the United States from a new perspective and to gain personal insights about oneself that come from living abroad and adjusting to new challenges.
At least fourteen Churchill Scholarships are offered annually. The Scholarship is tenable for nine to twelve months, in accordance with the academic program. The Churchill Scholarship is worth between $45,000 and $50,000, depending on the exchange rate. It covers all University and College tuition and fees (currently approximately $25,000). In addition, Churchill Scholars receive a living allowance of £11,000 if enrolled in a nine-month academic program, £12,000 if enrolled in a ten- or eleven-month academic program, and £13,000 if enrolled in a full-year academic program. They receive an allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to and from the United Kingdom, as well as reimbursement of application fees for a UK visa.
In addition, the Foundation now offers a Travel Award of $500 to enable Churchill Scholars to take better advantage of opportunities to travel in the United Kingdom, on the Continent, and wherever else good airfares lead them.
The Foundation also offers the possibility of a Special Research Grant of up to $2,000; this grant may cover travel for presentations at international conferences, short stays at another university or institute for special research, and other activities.
Married students should consult with the Foundation about the possibility of additional support in accordance with the guidelins of the University of Cambridge.
Bowdoin’s Internal Selection Process. Bowdoin is allowed to nominate only two students annually for the Churchill; therefore, the Committee will review the materials listed below to select Bowdoin’s nominees. By the “Initial Bowdoin Deadline,” please submit the following materials to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research:
Materials for the Final Application. If you receive Bowdoin’s nomination, it is your responsibility to continue revising and collecting your materials. By the “Final Bowdoin Deadline,” Bowdoin’s nominees must submit the following materials to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research, which will send all materials directly to the program for further consideration.
The Office of Student Fellowships and Research is responsible for obtaining the letter of institutional endorsement and will include this document in the final packet sent to the Foundation.