Jim Guy Memorial Scholarship Program

Making a Difference

The Jim Guy Memorial Scholarship Program awards two $2,500 educational scholarships; with one awarded to the child of a Cambridge independent financial professional, and one awarded to a Cambridge associate or the child, grandchild, spouse, or immediate family member of a Cambridge associate. This program reflects Cambridge’s purpose of making a difference in the lives of our financial professionals, their clients, and our associates. It also celebrates the academic achievements of our extended Cambridge family, and honors the legacy of our dear friend and colleague, Jim Guy.

Jim joined Cambridge’s executive group in 1999, and continued leading his independent practice while providing senior executive leadership for Cambridge’s recruiting and marketing. He was instrumental in the early development of Cambridge’s fee-based programs, and he also focused on supporting and improving the independent financial professional’s business through practice management coaching, marketing initiatives, and product services.

Applicants need to meet the following qualifications and provide necessary materials to be considered:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program in the upcoming academic year
  • Grade point average of 2.7 or better
  • The applicant or the applicant’s parent, grandparent, guardian, or immediate family member must be formally connected with Cambridge on or before the application deadline
  • Field of study focused in finance, business, journalism, marketing, or related field
  • Submission of completed scholarship application form and associated documents as noted within the application, which include:
    • Two letters of recommendations from the list below:
      • Principal or administrative designee (e.g.: superintendent, assistant principal, dean of students, athletic director, advisor, guidance counselor, school psychologist) on school letterhead;
      • Faculty member (e.g.: teacher, aid, staff member) on school letterhead;
      • Nonfamily member (e.g.: supervisor, mentor, co-worker, etc.)
    • List school, community, service and leadership, and work activities/experiences (e.g.: community involvement, scholastic clubs/experiences, sports, etc.)
    • 350–500-word essay describing why you should be considered for this scholarship
      • Helpful prompts include:
        • Explains reason for applying for scholarship and how it will impact your opportunity to attend college
        • Describes personal experience with adversity and impact on self
        • Describes experience when you demonstrated leadership skills or qualities and impact on self or others
        • Describes experience when you demonstrated personal responsibility and impact on self or others
        • Discusses future goals, why they are important, and why you should be considered for this scholarship
    • A copy of your most recent transcript(s). Photocopies or screenshots are acceptable.

Applicants will be scored according to a points system based on submission of materials. A maximum of 105 points are available.

Application closed.