Cambridge Announces Seventh Annual Jim Guy Memorial Scholarship Program

December 9, 2019

Cambridge’s seventh annual Jim Guy Memorial Scholarship program is now open and accepting applications through February 19, 2020. The program will award two $1,000 educational scholarships; one will be awarded to the child of a Cambridge independent financial professional, and one will be awarded to a Cambridge associate or the child, grandchild, spouse, or immediate family member of a Cambridge associate.

Preference among applicants will be given to those pursuing an undergraduate degree focused in finance, business, journalism, marketing, or related field in keeping with Jim’s academic background and profession. The applicant or the applicant’s parent, grandparent, guardian, spouse, or immediate family member must be formally connected with Cambridge on or before February 19, 2020. Selection will be based on the following:  

Minimum qualifications to be considered:

  • Grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • ACT score of 18 or better and/or SAT score of 870 or better
  • Seeking an undergraduate degree
  • Field of study focused in finance, business, journalism, marketing, or related field

Criteria and weighting factors:

  • Scholastic achievement: high school or college GPA (40%)
  • Scholastic achievement: ACT/SAT score (30%)
  • Extracurricular involvement (30%)

Application forms are available by emailing Cambridge’s Public Relations Team at publicrelations@cir2.com. Completed applications should be returned to the Public Relations Team no later than February 19, 2020. Qualified applications will be considered following the close of the application process with the intent that recipients will be announced in May of 2020. Funding will be provided to the applicable college, university, or technical school for the 2020 academic year. 

The Jim Guy Memorial Scholarship program was established in 2014 in memory of Jim Guy, Cambridge’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. In addition to his successful career as an independent advisor and as one of Cambridge’s executive leaders, Jim also served as a passionate mentor and coach to many. These scholarships seek to strengthen his legacy while supporting young adults as they begin their own career paths.

Dan Sullivan, Cambridge’s executive vice president, Corporate Strategy, led the development of the Jim Guy Memorial Scholarship program. Dan and Jim shared more than 30 years as friends and independent advisors, including serving together as members of Cambridge’s board of directors.

About Jim Guy

Jim joined Cambridge’s executive group in 1999, and continued to lead his independent practice while providing senior executive leadership for Cambridge’s recruiting and marketing. Jim 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. These scholarships allow us to remember our friend and colleague, share his passion for learning, and demonstrate a positive tribute to his memory.