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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

The Winston Churchill Foundation

Churchill Graduate Scholarship

IU Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014

IU Nomination Interviews: Friday, September 12, 2014

National Deadline: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

(Churchill requires that a candidate's GRE or MCAT score be sent directly to the Churchill Foundation no later than the end of December. Churchill also requires applicants to apply to Cambridge University by a mid-October date.)

The IU and national deadlines usually occur about the same time each year. Check this website from time to time for updates in information for next year's competition.

Come to one of the information sessions scheduled at the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh Street on Friday, Aug. 29, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

The U.S. Winston Churchill Foundation was established in 1959 to encourage and enable outstanding American students to attend graduate school at Churchill College, Cambridge University, Great Britain. This program is specifically for students in the fields of engineering, mathematics and the physical and natural sciences. They should demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and a capacity to pursue original, creative work and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.

For a complete list of qualifying study paths and an itemization of expenses covered by the scholarship, please visit:

To be considered by the national Churchill selectors, an applicant must be endorsed by his or her undergraduate or graduate institution. Go here for additional details. To receive IU's endorsement, an applicant must follow the procedure outlined below.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or possible programs of study, please contact Trevor R. Brown,chair of the nominating committee,, or Paul Fogleman, Office of International Affairs, 201 N. Indiana Ave., 812-855-3948,

To be eligible for consideration by IU, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.70.

Upon taking up the scholarship, a Churchill Scholar must be between 19 and 26 years of age, must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and may not have attained a doctorate.

IU Application Process

IU administers a single application and nomination process for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill Scholarships. An application for one or more of these scholarships submits one application to the IU Nominating Committee.

Your application should include

1. Three statements with the following information:
a) Personal statement: Describe the academic and other interests and pursuits that have had the greatest influence on your academic and career ambitions (no more than 750 words);
b) Reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland: Explain why you want to study in the United Kingdom and/or the Republic of Ireland and how you think this experience will benefit you in the future (no more than 500 words);
c) Proposed academic program: Describe your proposed academic program, giving reasons for your choice and for your preferred university (no more than 500 words). If you are proposing to pursue a research degree, you should outline the research you wish to undertake.

2. A list of your activities and honors while in college, including prizes, scholarships, offices held, and extracurricular interests

3. Three references that comment on your work and accomplishments sent by your referees directly to Paul Fogleman at the address below. At least two of the references must be from faculty and at least one must be from someone familiar with your extracurricular leadership and activity. References will be confidential and will be used only for Nominating Committee's procedures.

Submit all items electronically by 5PM on Friday, September 5, 2014, to:

Paul Fogleman
Hutton Honors College
811 E. Seventh Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

IU Nomination Procedure

IU Nominating Committee members will read the application materials and invite students for required interviews to be held on the Bloomington campus on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, after the campus deadline. The committee will notify applicants of its decision within a few days of the interviews. Committee members will assist the nominees with further preparation of their applications for the national competition.

Please review the Winston Churchill Foundation website for detailed information regarding application procedures and obligations in accepting an award.

IU Churchill Scholarship Winners
(Awarded previous year)

2013 - Kent Griffith
2001 - James Brink
2000 - Greg Williams
1983 - Antonia Wilson
1974 - Michael Gunther