Interested in fully-funded STEM study at Cambridge? UIC can now nominate students for the Churchill Scholarship!
The Winston Churchill Foundation has recognized the strength of UIC's undergraduate students in STEM fields by naming UIC as a new participating institution in the Churchill Scholarship! In fall of 2019, UIC will be able to nominate our first students for this great opportunity!
The Churchill Scholarship provides full funding (travel costs, tuition, living stipend, etc.) for one year of study at Cambridge University in the UK. Students may pursue research-only degrees or a combination of taught courses and research. Eligible programs of study at Cambridge run the breadth of STEM, from medical sciences to mathematics, from engineering to earth science, from computational biology to chemistry.
To be eligible, you must be in your final year of undergraduate study during fall 2019, or have graduated with your bachelor's degree from UIC within the past 12 months. You must also be a US citizen and have a strong academic record in a STEM field. Pre-professional STEM students who wish to engage in a "bridge year" of postgraduate study and/or research before they begin medical/pharmacy/dental school may be excellent candidates for the Churchill.
Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Germain in OEF (Office of External Fellowships) before the end of spring semester to discuss the possibilities. Potential applicants should expect to have advising appointments during the summer. OEF will provide extensive advice, guidance, and support to Churchill applicants throughout the process.