$1,000 Scholarship: DUE July 31st

Please find more information about a $1,000 scholarship provided by CardRates.com.

CardRates.com is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and otherspreparing for a career in the personal finance industry.

Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Requirements

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry
  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
  • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
  • Complete an essay for submission (see essay guidelines below)

Important Deadlines

Please note the following deadlines for the spring term:

  • Due Date: July 31st annually
  • Announced: August 31st annually
  • Awarded: August 31st annually

Essay Guidelines

To qualify for the scholarship, please follow the essay guidelines below:

  • Essay Topic: In 10 years, how do you see yourself impacting the finance industry?
  • The essay title must be: “How I Will Impact The Finance Industry”.
  • The essay should be 500-900 words.
  • Any resources should be carefully noted and cited appropriately using the MLA format.
  • Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify the applicant from award disbursement.
  • Essay should be 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins.

How to Apply

To apply, please mail your official transcript and original essay to the following address:

CardRates.com
Attn: Financial Futures Scholarship
15 SE 1st Ave
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

For further questions on the Financial Futures Scholarship, please submit your inquiry via our online contact form.