One year of graduate study in a STEM field at Cambridge University.

 

Deadline

September 13, 2024

Timeline for Applying

Contact

NCS
ncs-ousf@duke.edu

Award recipients

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Azim Dharani

Churchill Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Class of 2020

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

Status

Senior Year, Young Alumni

Location

International

Endorsement Required

Yes

Award Amount

$65,000

Age Limit

19-26

Categories

Alumni, Research

Description

 

The Churchill Scholarship funds one year of study in the STEM fields at the University of Cambridge. Scholars may pursue research or coursework through any of the eligible graduate programs at Cambridge. Applicants must apply separately for admission to Cambridge and must indicate their preference to live in the Churchill College residence at Cambridge. Applicants must be nominated by Duke to compete for the award.

Application Timeline
Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including all forms, resume, transcript, and essayFriday, September 13, 12p.m. (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendation sent to: ncs-ousf@duke.edu

Friday, September 13, 12p.m. (noon)

Duke nominees named by NCSLate September

 

Benefits

The scholarship includes tuition, a travel allowance, and living expense stipend, with a total value estimated around $65,000. 

The scholarship also includes public engagement training and science policy seminars for all Scholars, as well as cohort gatherings and guided visits. 

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, either graduating seniors or Duke alumni having graduated within the past 12 months.

Selection Criteria

  • outstanding academic achievement
  • proven talent in research
  • outstanding personal qualities, interpreted as “interests and achievements outside of research” although the committee understands that the time commitment required by research is significant.