ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the World’s Easiest Scholarship (“Sweepstakes”), you must be (i) a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia , (ii) at least 18 years of age; and (iii) enrolled in an accredited four-year, non-profit, public or private college or university within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia during the Fall 2022 semester (an “Entrant”). The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes: (i) employees of Social Finance, Inc. (the “Sponsor” or “SoFi”); (ii) employees of SoFi’s respective parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated or successor companies, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, web masters/suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies, or anyone associated with the development, implementation or execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”); and (iii) members of the immediate families or households (whether related or not) of any of the above. For purposes of these Rules, “immediate family” shall include any spouse, biological, adoptive, or stepparent, grandparent, sibling, child or grandchild, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 14, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on October 4, 2022 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
HOW TO EARN ENTRIES IN THE RANDOM DRAWING: There are three (3) ways to earn entries:
Entry Method 1: Entrants who follow all SoFi-provided instructions to open a SoFi Checking & Savings account through either the SoFi app or at SoFi.com during the Sweepstakes Entry Period will receive one (1) entry into the random drawing. Funding of the Checking & Savings account is not required.
Entry Method 2: Entrants who refer a friend (the “Referee”) using the unique referral link assigned by SoFi will receive one (1) additional entry into the Sweepstakes if the Referee opens and funds a SoFi Checking & Savings account during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
Entry Method 3: Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes without opening and funding an account by sending an email to [email protected] with “SoFi World’s Easiest Scholarship Sweepstakes ” in the subject line and the name of the college or university the Entrant is attending in the body of the email. Limit: Up to two (2) emails per person during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
For the purposes of these Official Rules, a Referee is defined as a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia age 18 or older at time of referral.
Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more entries than the stated number of entries allowed by using multiple or different accounts, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries, and that Entrant may be disqualified. Use of scripts, macros, or any other automated system to participate or subvert the process is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of an identity dispute, entry will be considered made by the registered owner of the email account used for entry. Entrants must have a valid email address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
WINNER SELECTION & ODDS: Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period on or about October 7, 2022. A random drawing will be conducted by the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: All potential winners will be notified by email within three (3) business days of the random drawing date and may be required to complete: a) an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release; b) complete and return an IRS W-9 Form; and c) provide proof of enrollment from an accredited four-year, non-profit, public or private college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (collectively, “Winner Verification Documents”). Winner Verification Documents must be returned within three (3) business days from the date of notification. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture, or the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following:  a potential winner’s failure to respond to an email notification within three (3) business days of transmission;  the return of an email notification or message as undeliverable; [  a potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity, residency, or proof of college enrollment;  a potential winner’s failure to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release and/or any required document within three (3) business days of the date of notification;  a potential winner’s failure to claim a prize within three (3) days after he or she is confirmed as a winner; and  any other non-compliance with Rules. In the event of prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. Sponsor shall have no liability if notification is lost, intercepted, or not received for any reason. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in winner’s email account or other contact information after entering the Sweepstakes.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND ITS ADMINISTRATOR. AN ENTRANT IS NOT THE WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL HE/SHE HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND NOTIFIED THAT THE VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.
PRIZE DETAILS: One (1) $25,000 prize. Twenty (20) $2,500 prizes. One Hundred (100) $250.00 prizes. Total value of all prizes: $100,000.00. Limit: one (1) prize per winner/household. Each prize will be awarded directly to the winner’s SoFi’s Checking or Savings account. If a winner does not have a SoFi Checking & Savings account at time of winning, he or she can open an account for free through the SoFi appl or at SoFi.com. No substitutions, transfers or assignments of prizes permitted. Each winner will be responsible for all federal, state, local, income or any other taxes associated with prize winnings, and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of each winner for the value of the prize won. Prizes will be awarded within thirty (30) days of each winner verification.
CONSENT AND RELEASE: To the fullest extent possible in law, Entrants and any coordinating entity, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and their associated companies and directors, subsidiaries, affiliated or successor companies and their respective owners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, partners, equity holders, agents, representatives, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Releasees”) from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, suits, liabilities, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Releasees which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance or use or misuse of a prize, or resulting from any travel related activity (if determined a winner).
By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant expressively waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits afforded by California Civil Code 1542 and does so understanding and acknowledging the significance of this waiver. Section 1542 states as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DID NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN, BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES.”
ARBITRATION: This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Each Entrant hereby agrees that any all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes or prizes shall be resolved, upon the election by Entrant or Sponsor, by arbitration pursuant to this provision and the code of procedures of either the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by Entrant. IF ARBITRATION IS CHOSEN BY ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT CLAIM. FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ANY ENTRANT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR OTHER PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED, OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT AN ENTRANT WOULD HAVE IF ENTRANT WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and any Entrant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and Entrant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Rules and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply.
In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials or made by any representative of Sponsor, and the terms and conditions of these Rules, these Rules shall prevail, govern, and control.
SPONSOR: Social Finance Inc., 234 First Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
WINNERS’ LIST: For a Winners List (available after October 31, 2022), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 31, 2022 to: World’s Easiest Scholarship Sweepstakes Winners’ List Request, c/o: Ventura Associates International LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue – Dept: DE, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.
This Sweepstakes is in no way promoted, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with any social media entity, including, but not limited to Twitter and Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor or Administrator, and not to any social media entity.
$30 WELCOME OFFER: TERMS & CONDITIONS
$10 welcome offer: The following describes the terms that apply to participation in the SoFi Checking and Savings for college students promotional program (“Program”) offered by SoFi Bank, N.A. (“SoFi”). Eligible Participants: All new members who join SoFi Checking and Savings through a .edu email address during the Promotion Period. Promotion Period: The Program will be available from April 1, 2022 12:01AM ET to December 31, 2022 11:59PM PT. Bonus Terms: In order to qualify for the bonus, an Eligible Participant must then make a deposit of $10 or more within 5 days of registration. The deposit must be made via an ACH transfer from a linked bank account, or via “Instant Transfer” from a debit card (if available). P2P transfers (ACH-based P2P or debit-card based P2P from Venmo, PayPal, Apple Cash, Square Cash, etc.) are excluded. This offer cannot be combined with the SoFi Checking and Savings rate discount on a SoFi loan. SoFi will credit members who meet the qualification criteria stated above with a one-time bonus of 1000 reward points, valued at $10, deposited into their SoFi account within 14 days of qualification. Bonuses are considered miscellaneous income, and may be reportable to the IRS on Form 1099-MISC (or Form 1042-S, if applicable). SoFi reserves the right to exclude any Member from participating in the Program for any reason, including suspected fraud, misuse, or if suspicious activities are observed. SoFi also reserves the right to stop or make changes to the Program at any time.
$20 cash back offer: New SoFi Checking and Savings® members who sign up for an account through a .edu email address and spend at least $100 with their SoFi® Bank Debit Mastercard® between April 1, 2022 12:01AM ET to December 31, 2022 11:59PM PT can earn a one-time bonus of 2000 reward points, valued at $20. P2P transfers (ACH-based P2P or debit-card based P2P from Venmo, PayPal, Apple Cash, Square Cash, etc.) and ATM transactions are excluded. The reward points will be deposited into their SoFi account two weeks after the end of the promotional period. Bonuses are considered miscellaneous income, and may be reportable to the IRS on Form 1099-MISC (or Form 1042-S, if applicable). SoFi reserves the right to exclude any Member from participating in the Program for any reason, including suspected fraud, misuse, or if suspicious activities are observed. SoFi also reserves the right to stop or make changes to the Program at any time. No opt in required.
Get $30 (3,000 rewards points) when redeemed into SoFi Checking and Savings, a SoFi Invest active investing or crypto account, or an eligible SoFi loan. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at SoFi.com/rewards