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New Changes on Fastweb: the Status Dropdown

New Changes on Fastweb: the Status Dropdown

Check out the new status dropdown tool on Fastweb.

February 09, 2012

At Fastweb, our mission is to help students win scholarships to pay for school. We put a great deal of effort into making sure our database is the largest, most comprehensive online scholarship database, but we also strive to find ways to make the scholarship search simpler, in general.

That’s why we’re so excited to introduce our newest feature – the status dropdown.

In the past, Fastwebbers were able to Favorite and Discard scholarships and internships for which they did or did not want to apply. We’ve taken that concept a step further by adding more options to help better clarify the actions you want to take on certain scholarships and internships and to also assist us in matching you to the best scholarships possible.

With the new status dropdown, you can “Favorite” a scholarship or internship by selecting Might Apply or Will Apply and “Discard” a scholarship or internship by selecting Will Not Apply or Not Eligible. After a few months time, you can also tell us whether you Won or Did Not Win the scholarship.

This new feature is very easy to use, and the more you use it, the better organized your scholarship search will be. If you have further questions, check out what we have to say about the new status dropdown below.

What is the new Status Tool?

You’ll find the new Status Tool on your scholarship and internship matches pages. Each scholarship or internship will have a dropdown next to it. You can select the status for each award or internship using the dropdown.

Why should you use the Status Tool?

The Status Tool will help you stay better organized in your scholarship and internship searches. You’ll be able to differentiate between the scholarships and internships that interest you and those that do not as well as look back at which scholarships and internships you’ve applied to in the past.

How should you use the Status Tool?

Check back on Fastweb frequently to update each status for scholarships and internships to reflect where you are in the application process. Also, each time you get an award notification email, visit the site and select the appropriate status for your new scholarships and internships.

Why did we create the Status Tool?

First, our mission is to help students reach their scholarship and internship goals, and assisting our members in organizing their search will enable us to succeed in that. Second, members of the Fastweb community have asked for better organization of their matches, and we listened!

If you still have questions, leave a comment here or on our Facebook page. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a sweepstakes involving the new status dropdown! We hope you like it!


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