Bankrate Launches #FutureSelfie College Scholarship


NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., August 6, 2014/ UWire/ — Bankrate, Inc. announces its first-ever scholarship offering. Focusing on the ubiquity of selfies and the imagination of students, the #FutureSelfie Scholarship will award scholars who most successfully use the selfie as a medium to illustrate their future aspirations. Bankrate is now accepting applications through October 31, 2014.

The 2014 Bankrate #FutureSelfie Scholarship will award a total of $5,000 in scholarship funds to three undergraduate or graduate students. Two scholars will each receive awards of $1,000, and one scholar will receive the grand prize award of $3,000. Awards will go directly to the winners’ schools to help defray the rising costs of education and reduce borrowing amounts. According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the average graduate in 2012 who took out student loans accrued nearly $30,000 in debt.

“We’re thrilled to award a few creative folks with some funds that can chip away the tuition bill,” says Brandon Duncombe, Promotion Manager for Bankrate. “Selfies are an exciting way to earn money for school. Right now, they’re a snapshot of the present. We’re excited to see the response and how students will use them to illustrate their dreams.”

To learn more about the #FutureSelfie scholarship and apply, go to:

Bankrate #FutureSelfie winners will be selected based on the creativity and uniqueness of their entry, which includes a photo and a caption. To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years of age and college-bound or currently enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/ technical school.

About Bankrate, Inc.

Bankrate (NYSE: RATE) is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes, our flagship website, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including,,,,,,,, and Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of nearly 600 local markets in all 50 U.S. states, Bankrate generates over 172,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of information daily. Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 80 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, CNN Money, CNBC, and Comcast. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.

For more information contact:

Brandon Duncombe
Promotion Manager
(561) 630-2400 x12406

SOURCE Bankrate, Inc.