Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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Churchill College Cambridge

The Bursary Scheme

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers bursaries at Churchill College Cambridge, the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. Up to ten bursaries may be awarded annually to British citizens with outstanding ability and personality. Each is worth £2,000 a year for the duration of an undergraduate degree, subject to satisfactory performance.

These bursaries are intended to ensure that students are able to take up the special opportunity afforded to them by the prospect of studying at Churchill College Cambridge. Bursaries come with the additional opportunity of a single overseas travel grant for academic or charitable purposes. This joint approach underlines the Trust’s ethos and the College’s commitment to widening access to Cambridge University. Recipients of WCMT bursaries remain eligible to apply for Cambridge Bursaries supported by the Newton Trust.



  • You must be a British citizen and have applied to Churchill College through the normal undergraduate application process.
  • Any British citizen who is offered a place (conditionally or unconditionally) at Churchill College may ask to be considered for a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Bursary.
  • A student who is awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Bursary will still be eligible for additional financial assistance from the Cambridge University scheme run by the Newton Trust.
  • Applicants should also give some indication of their family’s financial circumstances, and the extent to which a bursary would help with financial hardship during their time at Cambridge.


  • Applications can be made only after a student has received an offer of a place at Churchill College.
  • Application for a bursary is by letter from the candidate, addressed to the Senior Tutor at the College, explaining why the candidate feels that they should be considered for one of these bursaries and mentioning not just their academic record but, for example, their other interests or service to the community.
  • Short-listed candidates will normally be interviewed in  March/April.
  • Further information can be obtained from the College’s Admissions Office on 01223 336 202 or: