The Reach Cambridge Scholarship Essay Competition

Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: international  students aged 14-19 years old
Prizes: 100% of the program fee for a 3 week course and 100% of the program fee for 1 week Global Leaders course


Reach Cambridge offer academic residential study programs in Cambridge. This year they are offering a Scholarship Essay Competition for Summer 2015, which is designed  for academically excellent students who would otherwise not be able to attend their summer programs. The students need to write an essay answering the following question: “In an age of quick and easy global communication, what is the value of face-to-face interaction and learning with other school students from all over the world?”.

Through this Scholarship Essay Competition Reach Cambridge offers international high school students the opportunity to gain an invaluable academic experience in one of the top educational facilities in the world. Participants stay in the world-renowned Cambridge University, located just 50 miles north of London. As well as an unrivaled academic environment, students experience British culture in the stimulating and distinguished surroundings of the University City of Cambridge in the south-east of England. Reach Cambridge combines classes, lectures and workshops with a varied program of exciting activities and excursions across Britain.


The competition is open to international students  between the ages of 14 and 19 (inclusive) in the year of the relevant program.


First Prize

Three week scholarship (awarded to a maximum of 2 students): 100% of the program fee for either a 3 week July or a 3 week August course in 2015 at the Cambridge University.

Second Prize

One week scholarship (awarded to a maximum of 3 students): 100% of the program fee for the 1 week Global Leaders course in 2015 at the Cambridge University.


In order to enter the competition you must set up a Reach Cambridge account HERE. During the application process you will need to upload your essay (no longer than 1000 words). Besides a letter of recommendation from a member of staff at your school must be sent to:

The deadline for applications is 1st of December 2014. Winners will be will be notified by 31st December 2014.

For further information please visit the official website.


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