UMaine students eligible to apply for Churchill Scholarship

Starting this fall, University of Maine students will be able to apply for the Churchill Scholarship, a prestigious merit-based scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Due to a collaborative effort among various campus entities, including the Office of Major Scholarships, UMaine has been added to the list of 112 participating institutions allowed to nominate two candidates every year for the award.

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States awards 15 scholarships each year to engineering, mathematics or science students who apply to study for a year at the master’s level at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.

The application can be completed during the senior year or within 12 months of graduation. Students are selected based on their outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated research abilities and remarkable personal qualities. The award covers a living allowance and all college, travel and application fees.

The Churchill Scholarship was established in 1963 at the request of Sir Winston Churchill with the goal of increasing cooperation between the United States and United Kingdom in advancing science and technology. Since then around 5,500 awards have been given.

More information is available on the Winston Churchill Foundation website or by emailing Nives Dal Bo-Wheeler at

The UMaine internal deadline for nomination is Sept. 15. The national deadline is Nov. 1.