Churchill Scholarship program

Application forms must be received by Nov. 12, 2008
in the Churchill Foundation Office.

Wake Forest University is one of the small number of colleges and universities that have been invitied to participate in the Churchill Scholarship Program. This scholarship provides an opportunity for WFU seniors who expect to complete their bachelor's degrees by May 2009, to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge in England. This year, we hope to nominate two qualified candidates to take part in the scholarship competition. Some comments from previous Churchill Scholars are available here. Some information on possible career paths are available here . Detailed information about the program, its offerings and eligibility requirements is available on the web at and Instructions for the application are given here in HTML format and in PDF format.

The WFU faculty representives for this scholarship are: Tom Phillips and Natalie Holzwarth. Since the foundation needs to have the completed applications by November 12th, 2008, we ask that you give us your materials by November 6th, 2008. This way we can make sure that all of the forms are in order and mail the full applications to meet the foundation deadline.

Summary information from the Winston Churchill Foundation Web Page:

Established in 1963 at the recommendation of Winston Churchill himself, the Winston Churchill Foundation is the only organization in the United States that bears his name and that was authorized by Sir Winston. The Foundation's Scholarship Program offers 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 newest of the colleges at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College was built in tribute to Winston Churchill, who in the years after the Second World War presciently recognized the growing importance of science and technology for prosperity and security. Churchill College focusses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

In addition to the academic splendors of Cambridge University, the Churchill Scholarships provide the opportunity to experience life in England and to visit the country's archeological, historical, and artistic treasures, to forge friendships with students from Great Britain and from around the world, to see the United States from a new perspective, and to gain the many personal insights that come from living abroad and adjusting to new ways and new challenges.

Please contact Tom Phillips or Natalie Holzwarth if you have further questions about the scholarship.