DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Match, the world's largest dating site, announces the second annual MatchMade Scholarship Contest, a $50,000 program open to kids of parents who met on Match. Launched 20 years ago, Match has consistently led to more dates, more relationships, and more marriages than any other site. And now, with more than 500 Match babies born each day, Match is committed to positively impacting the lives of its members by offering this annual scholarship to the children of its success couples.
Due to overwhelming feedback following the inaugural year, Match has lowered the minimum age requirement for the MatchMade Scholarship from 13 to 5 years old. This year's contest also includes a special gift for the parents of the winner: a parents-only getaway to Fiji!
"MatchMade kids account for 5% of all births in the U.S. That is a lot of babies and soon they'll be making their marks on college campuses. Right now, there are enough babies born to Match couples to fill Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium twice every single month," said Sam Yagan, CEO of Match. "By offering the MatchMade Scholarship, we're proud to help these kids get one step closer to going to college and continuing the huge impact Match has made on the world."
The MatchMade Scholarship contest is open to students between the ages of 5-20 whose parents met or remarried through Match. To enter, students must submit a short, 1-2 minute video at www.MatchMade.com retelling their parents' Match love story in a creative way – it can be funny, sweet, emotional or all three. The most important thing is that they capture everything that's special about how their parents met on Match and the effect it's had on their life.
Match will accept submissions through August 17, 2015, and will then select a group of finalists. In early September, the public will choose the winner by voting for their favorite video on www.MatchMade.com. At the end of September, the winner will be awarded a $50,000 college scholarship. Additionally, the parents of the MatchMade scholarship winner, the original Match members, will be given a grand prize getaway to Fiji. The trip includes 2 roundtrip business class tickets to Fiji, courtesy of Fiji Airways and a 5-night stay at the Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa.
For more information and details on how to apply for the MatchMade Scholarship, please visit www.MatchMade.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open to legal residents of the Continental US, ages 5-20 at the time of entry with parent/ legal guardian consent, with at least one parent/ legal guardian who met their significant other on Match.com. Sponsor: Match.com, L.L.C., 8300 Douglas Ave., Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75225. Entries accepted from 12:00 A.M. (CDT) on Aug. 3, 2015, to 11:59 P.M. (CDT) on Aug. 17, 2015. Aggregate retail value of prize: $61,580. For more information and official contest rules, click here.
Launched in 1995, Match.com was the original dating site and pioneer of the online dating industry. Today, 20 years later, Match.com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 25 countries, eight languages and across five continents and is responsible for more dates, relationships and marriages than any other website. Match.com is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.match.com.