News Launch Second Annual $50,000 Scholarship Contest


The children of couples who met on can now submit an entry for the site’s second annual MatchMade Scholarship Contest.

This contest is a $50,000 college scholarship program, available exclusively to children of parents who met on the dating site.

This year, the parents of the winning child will also get a special prize, winning a parents-only trip to Fiji, including two business class Fiji Airways tickets, and a five-night stay at the Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa.

Sam Yagan, CEO of said: “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.

“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 contest is open to students aged five to 20 whose parents either met or remarried through

Due to the overwhelming response to the contest in its opening year, lowered the minimum age of applicants from 13 to five.

To enter, students must make a one to two minute video creatively telling their parents’ love story. are accepting applications until 17th August, and will then narrow submissions down to a group of finalists.

In September, the public will then pick the winning child by voting for their favourite video on

The winner will then receive the $50,000 college scholarship at the end of the month.

Last year’s winner of the contest was Austin from Lake Dallas, Texas, watch his video below:

For more information on how to apply, go here.

Danielle White

Danielle is a Junior Reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Reading, she has studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University and has a passion for writing and reporting. She enjoys travelling and likes to spend her free time socialising with friends and attending music events.

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