Cambridge Award Program

In 2001, Cambridge Educational Services founder David Waldherr and his wife, Kathy, a high school math teacher, established the Cambridge Award Program so that Cambridge could make an educational investment in the futures of minority, low-income, and first-generation college and graduate students.

To date, the Cambridge Award Program has assisted hundreds of schools and thousands of students and donated more than $10 million to deserving students and schools through student/teacher curricula, student workshops, teacher training, and data processing. Without the support of Cambridge, many schools and programs would have been unable to provide college and career readiness programs. Through the Cambridge Award Program, we have provided support to community agencies that work with homeless shelters and at-risk youth. In addition, the Cambridge Award Program has given resources to TRiO and GEAR UP programs that serve first-generation graduate and undergraduate students. In doing so, Cambridge is able to promote otherwise limited educational opportunities, ensuring socioeconomic status does not hinder a student’s potential for academic success.

With the help of local schools, we know that we can make a difference in the lives of young people across the nation by offering the very best standardized test preparation available to students today.

The Cambridge Award Program offers two distinct awards. To learn more about these awards and their qualifications, view the applications below.

If you are an educator...

Apply for an award for your school!

This program accepts applications from public and private school systems, two- and four-year colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations and associations.

Applications have a rolling deadline. Materials and services will be shipped and delivered only after approval by the Cambridge Award Program Committee, which reviews applications quarterly. Cambridge reserves the right to retain all Award Program applications. All decisions are final.

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If you are a student...

Apply for a scholarship!

Thank you for your interest in the Cambridge Educational Services Shine On Student Scholarship Award. 

Essay prompt: Schools of higher education rely on standardized test scores, grade point averages, work experience, and extracurricular activities to determine admission to their programs. Explain how your experiences make you an excellent candidate for admission to the school of your choice. (maximum of 250 words)

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