• CardRates.com Scholarship Opportunity - Application Due 12-15-17


    CardRates.com is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, 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. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.


    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: December 15th annually
    • Announced: January 5th annually
    • Awarded: January 10th 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:

    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.