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    Scholarship Spotlight: Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
    The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship is available to college sophomores who are attending college full-time. Applicants must be majoring in a field related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education as well as a U.S. citizen. The scholarship provides up to $8,000 per year, a 10-week full-time internship position that pays $650 a week, and another $8,000 scholarship ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The $1 Million Question: How to Win an Essay Contest

    The $1 Million Question: How to Win an Essay Contest
    With more than $1 million in essay scholarships in the Fastweb database, suddenly learning to put your thoughts on paper is more important than ever. The personal essay may be the hardest part of your scholarship application. But if done well, it will give you the edge over your competition. It's where the "real you" can shine through. If you find ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +339
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    Scholarship Spotlight: National Peace Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: National Peace Essay Contest
    The National Peace Essay Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. You must be attending a public, private, or parochial school or participate in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. Territories. This essay contest is intended to promote serious discussion among high school students, teachers, and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Human Rights Watch Undergraduate Internship

    Human Rights Watch Undergraduate Internship
    The Human Rights Watch Undergraduate Internship is an opportunity to work with Human Rights Watch, an international, nonprofit that reports and raises advocacy for human rights issues around the globe. [gate] Interested applicants for an internship position should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, and have computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, Internet applications). Interns will work in a regional or thematic program ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends

    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends
    There's an award listed on your scholarship opportunities page that's a perfect match for you. But applying for it keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list. Why the procrastination? It's worth a measly $500. Tuition at an average, public, four-year college costs more than $12,000 per year, so you're not going to bother going after a few hundred ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +61
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    Scholarships for Dummies: Common Sense Places to Look for Scholarships

    Scholarships for Dummies: Common Sense Places to Look for Scholarships
    The economy is tanking. College tuition costs are rising. And somehow, you have to pay for college. Your only hope in paying for a higher education is with scholarships. Being recognized as a valedictorian is totally out of the question. After taking the SAT three times, your results revealed limited improvement…and weren't even that great to begin with. There is no ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +83
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    Scholarship Spotlight: AT&T Career Development Programs

    Scholarship Spotlight: AT&T Career Development Programs
    AT&T Career Development Programs are open to college students as opportunities to combine the work and academic experiences. Positions are available in leadership, financial leadership, retail sales, business sales, network engineering, network transition exchange and management transition exchange areas. Deadline: Rolling [gate] Website: AT&T Career Development Programs Website
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    After-Graduation Possibilities: Prestigious International Fellowship Programs

    After-Graduation Possibilities: Prestigious International Fellowship Programs
    Receiving a Fulbright Scholarship sure sounds impressive. If you’re a Rhodes Scholar no one would doubt your academic chops. But what exactly are they? They’re just two of several international grants and fellowships that fund a wide variety of independently-designed projects and advanced academic study abroad for recent college graduates. In other words, you could get paid to study a topic ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Project on Government Oversight Fellowship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Project on Government Oversight Fellowship
    The Project On Government Oversight Fellowship is open to students who are interested in working toward protecting the public interest. Fellows will investigate government subservience to special interests, conduct research, and perform clerical work. You must be motivated to expose corruption and explore solutions to be eligible for this fellowship. *Deadline:* Rolling *Website:* www.pogo.org
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Kathleen from Tennessee

    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Kathleen from Tennessee
    What is the name of the scholarship? And how much did you win? The scholarship was the Janette Ranking Foundation Grant and I won $2,000 per year. What did you use your scholarship money for? I used it for books and buying a computer. How do you stay organized in your scholarship search? I do some research on FastWeb as a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +96
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Google Global Science Fair 2011

    Scholarship Spotlight: Google Global Science Fair 2011
    The Google Global Science Fair 2011 is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. You, or your team of two or three, must create either a two-minute video or 20-slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the Summary page of your project submission. You may submit projects in any one of the following ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition

    Scholarship Spotlight: Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition
    The Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition is available to high school juniors and seniors. You must conduct an original research project that investigates the many behavioral, biological, environmental, and social factors that affect health. Epidemiology is the science of exploring patterns of disease, illness and injury within populations, with the goal of developing methods for prevention, control and treatment to improve ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 2: Fraud

    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 2: Fraud
    It sounded promising at first. The financial aid seminar that advertised a secret scoop on how to fund your education. The generous scholarship you qualified for without ever applying. But now you suspect the offers may not be legitimate. So what should you do if you think you're faced with a scam? 1. Protect your wallet. Trust your gut in these ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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    College Athletic Scholarships

    College Athletic Scholarships
    How would you like to play your favorite sport on a college team and get financial assistance for it? You can! According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) about $1 billion worth of scholarships are awarded to around 126,000 student-athletes every year. Getting an athletic scholarship is challenging, but you can make it easier on yourself by learning the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +139
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    Mystery Donor Gives $76 Million to Colleges for Scholarships

    Mystery Donor Gives $76 Million to Colleges for Scholarships
    College students have it tough these days — scholarship money is scarce and even loans are harder to come by. Endowments are shrinking and the need for financial aid is exploding. Well, someone took notice — someone with $76 million dollars to spare. In a mystery worthy of the finest TV detectives, an anonymous donor has given $76 million to 15 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +218
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    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is open to ninth through twelfth grade high school students, college students, and graduate students who are legal U.S. residents. [gate] You must submit a 250 - word personal statement to be considered for this award. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months. The award ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb's Winners Circle: Rachel Eve

    Fastweb's Winners Circle: Rachel Eve
    If you haven’t already heard, Fastweb recently gave away $15,000 in the Take a Shot at $15k photo submission contest in honor of Fastweb’s 15 years online. The idea behind the contest was to ask Fastweb members to celebrate Fastweb by recreating the logo in the most creative way they could think of, snap a picture and submit it to our ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Scholarship Triathlon Leg Two: Win $2,500

    Scholarship Triathlon Leg Two:  Win $2,500
    Everyone deserves a scholarship, but only one will win the Scholarship Triathlon's 2nd Leg grand prize: Why I Deserve a Scholarship. Starting August 1, 2009, you can upload a 1-3 minute video on why you deserve a scholarship of $2,500. The video with the most votes as of September 7, 2009 will walk away with the grand prize! And there's more! ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +57
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    2010 Scholarship Provider of the Year Winners Announced

    2010 Scholarship Provider of the Year Winners Announced
    As it has for the past 12 years, Fastweb has again been a proud sponsor of the Scholarship Provider of the Year Award and is happy to announce this year’s winning recipients in the two categories of college and university providers and independent providers. The 2010 college and university provider of the year award winner is the University of Southern Mississippi’s ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online

    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online
    Ever been in the middle of an application and thought to yourself, "What's going to happen to my information?" You might jot down your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and even your social security number without thinking about it. But with identity theft on the rise, it's important to protect and safeguard your personal information, including when you apply for ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +76