Students Have Until March 28th to Contribute on Answers.com and Receive Scholarships of Up to $5,000
NEW YORK, January 24, 2011 – Answers.com, the leading answer engine, announced today that, for the third straight year, it will make available a $20,000 Answers.com Scholarship Fund for students planning to enroll in undergraduate college during the 2011-2012 academic year.
“The goal of Answers.com is to engage with those who want to gain knowledge on a particular subject or topic,” said Bob Rosenschein, CEO of Answers.com. “We also encourage our users to take this pursuit of knowledge offline and to never stop looking for answers, no matter what the medium.”
The scholarship is open to students attending universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India. Applicants must answer a minimum of fifty questions in any of the 6,000-plus categories on Answers.com to be eligible. The Scholarship Selection Committee, consisting of college presidents, registrars, financial aid officers and enrollment officers will award scholarships based on answer accuracy and overall quality. The Scholarship Fund, administered for Answers.com by The Center for Scholarship Administration, will be awarded as follows: a first-place $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten $1,000 scholarships.
Applications will be available on January 31, 2011. Candidates can submit online by March 28, 2011 or send a hard copy postmarked by the same date.
With more than 11 million questions answered, and more than 52 million unique visitors in the U.S. and nearly 87 million unique visitors worldwide (comScore, December 2010), Answers.com continues to grow rapidly. Users visit Answers.com with an automotive question every minute and a science question almost every 30 seconds.
Visit scholarship.answers.com for further details on the scholarship program, qualifications, and the application submission process.
Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW) owns and operates Answers.com, the leading Q&A site. Answers.com is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of its large and growing community, answers are improved and updated over time. The award-winning Answers.com also includes content on millions of topics from over 250 licensed dictionaries and encyclopedias from leading publishers, including Houghton Mifflin, Barron’s and Encyclopedia Britannica. The site supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Tagalog (Filipino). (answ-g)
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