Application Deadline: December 1st 2016
The Reach Cambridge scholarship essay competition is designed for academically excellent high school students aged between 14 and 18 who would otherwise not be able to attend our summer programs. Please note that this scholarship competition is not for application to the University of Cambridge.
3 week scholarship prize (awarded to a maximum of 2 students): 100% of the program fee for our 3 week Program 1 (Explorer) in 2017.
2 week scholarship prize (awarded to a maximum of 3 students): 100% of the program fee for either our two week Program 2 (Leader) or our two week Program 3 (Scholar) program in 2017.
Please note that both prizes include all those items ordinarily covered by the program fee. They do not include the cost of flights, or other items which are not ordinarily covered by the program fee. See terms & conditions for further details.
What is the essay question and what else will be taken into consideration?
The essay question for this year’s scholarship competition is:
“What do you think your country could learn from other countries, and what do you think other countries could learn from yours?” N.B.: You are welcome to refer to either your country of birth or your country of residence – whichever you wish to write about.
To craft a good essay requires careful argumentation, clear structure and personality. It is these characteristics that we will look for in judging applicants’ essays. We will also take into account the letter of recommendation supplied by your school.
How to Enter:
In order to enter the competition, follow these simple steps to complete a full application by the 1st of December 2016:
- Follow the link below to set up a Reach Cambridge scholarship account (do not use the “apply” button at the top right of our website – you cannot set up a scholarship account through that link)
- From your main account page, select the “Scholarship” tab on the left
- Copy your essay into the box provided (it should be no longer than 1000 words). Answer all other questions on the page.
- A letter of recommendation from a member of staff at your school must be sent to [email protected] directly, using an official school email address. This should be written on headed paper, and should outline why you are a good candidate for the scholarship: it should tell us what makes you academically excellent, and it must give us some indication of your financial circumstances. For example, if you attend a fee-paying school, the letter must specify whether you attend the school on a scholarship, or whether you are full or part fee-paying. It must include contact details for the member of staff so that we can contact them for further information if necessary. This is the only part of the application that should come from your school – the rest needs to be completed by you.
- You must also complete the School Transcript, Signature, Parent Info, and School Info sections of your account. Please note that if you do not complete all these sections of your application, we will not consider your application. They should all be “ticked” on your account page before the deadline.
- Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 31st December 2016, and will be invited for an online interview.
- If you have any queries at any stage, please email [email protected]
Please ensure you read the scholarship essay competition terms and conditions before applying. By submitting an application you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
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