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The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship

PDF icon2017 Churchill Scholarship Profile and Instructions.pdf

The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship supports one year of graduate study at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Competitive applicants must offer the committee evidence of their capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics through the pursuit of original, creative work at an advanced level. 

Students must be nominated by UI Undergraduate Fellowships Committee to represent the University of Iowa within this competition.

All complete campus nomination applications should be submitted electronically to Kelly Thornburg, UIHP's Director of Scholar Development at by the established deadline. 

Deadline Schedule for the 2016 Winston Churchill Scholarship Competition*

  • UI Campus Nomination Deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2016
  • Deadline for submission of application to the University of Cambridge: October 13, 2016
  • Deadline for submission of recommendations and supplemental materials to Cambridge: October 27, 2016
  • Submission Deadline for UI Institutional Nominees and Recommenders: November 8, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Campus nomination deadlines are subject to change. 

*All opportunities listed with an asterisk after the title link require that students submit an application for institutional nomination to be considered for the award.

For more information on this opportunity, follow the links provided below.

  • To access the Application For Campus Nomination form, please contact the Director of Scholar Development at​​​
  • Visit the University of Cambridge's website here.
  • Review the Official 2016 Churchill Scholarship Competition Guidelines here.
  • Access the Churchill Scholarship recommendation form here.

Click on the links below to learn more about the University of Iowa's past Churchill Scholars

UI Nominating Official:

Kelly Thornburg, Director of Scholar Development, University of Iowa Honors Program, 431 Blank Honors Center, Iowa City, IA 52242

  • Call 319-335-1874 to schedule a Scholar Development Conference
  • Contact the Director of Scholar Development at for requests for recruitment materials or discipline-specific presentations. 
Featured Image: 
Colorado Reed and Suzanne Carter - Iowa's 2012 Churchill Scholars