Macaulay Honors College has never had a Churchill Scholar. But you could change all that!

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States awards just 15 scholarships per year to fund science, math or engineering research at Cambridge University in England. The organization accepts nominations from a limited number of participating institutions, and Macaulay is the ONLY school within CUNY that can nominate potential winners.


This is huge: The Churchill Scholarship is worth around $60,000 in total, depending on the exchange rate. There is a living allowance, travel funds, special visits, mentorship, and so much more. Scholars will live and work at Cambridge. Students who’ve won overwhelmingly report that it is a transformative experience.


Proven talent in research. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will demonstrate extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects. The Committee looks for originality and creativity.

Outstanding personal qualities. Understanding the time commitment required by research, the Churchill Foundation does not seek so-called “well-rounded” applicants; instead, it seeks applicants with what we call interesting “jagged edges.” The Committee takes into account interests and achievements outside of research, but it does not favor any particular kind of activity.


The Churchill Scholarship is open to US citizens who are in their senior year. Deadline is October 4.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IT: Contact Cameron Stewart