Annual CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship

DEADLINES FOR SPRNG TERM: Due Date: July 31st annually (Announced and Awarded: August 31st annually)

CardRates.com offers the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. 
 
AWARD
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.

ESSAY GUIDELINES
Follow the essay guidelines below to qualify for the scholarship.
  • 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.

APPLYING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
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
 
QUESTIONS
For further questions on the Financial Futures Scholarship, please submit your inquiry via the online contact form.