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    Financial Aid for African-American Students

    Financial Aid for African-American Students
    Paying for college is tough. Luckily, many schools and organizations want to encourage access to higher education for African Americans and other minority students. Examples of some of the good financial resources available for African-American students are listed below. Organizational Scholarships Several national African-American organizations have established scholarships specifically to help students finance their college educations. The dollar amounts of the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Scholarship Spotlight: William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

    Scholarship Spotlight: William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
    The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose is available to graduating college seniors. You must demonstrate passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society to be eligible for this award. A letter of recommendation and a five to ten page personal narrative are required with your application. *Deadline:* January ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Scholarships for First Generation Students

    Scholarships for First Generation Students
    As a first-generation college student, attending college isn’t just a big milestone for you. Rather, it’s a huge step for your entire family. Colleges and universities across the country recognize this achievement with scholarships for first generation students. To help first generation students get their foot in the door, Fastweb has filled its database with scholarships specifically targeted to first generation ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Scholarship Spotlight: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship
    The "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors. The scholarship is to be used toward an adventure totally unrelated to the student's coursework or career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at an American institution. Deadline: 1/31/2011 Scholarship Website: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Seeking Your Scholarship Letter of Recommendation

    Seeking Your Scholarship Letter of Recommendation
    Your scholarship application is complete. All that's left is your letter of recommendation. Your work is done, right? Actually, no. Even though you don't write the letter, you're responsible for making sure it gets written. And there's a lot you can do to ensure it's the best letter possible. Who Should Recommend You? The best recommendations come from people who ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Scholarship Spotlight: AmeriCorps Educational Award $4,725

    Scholarship Spotlight: AmeriCorps Educational Award $4,725
    Want to help those less fortunate than you and earn a scholarship at the same time? AmeriCorps is providing you that opportunity through TechMission Corps! TMC members serve in a 12-month position doing one of the following: • Impact youth through various after-school programs • Mobilize volunteers to help serve under-privileged communities • Serve the community in learning through input and ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship
    The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is open to young people interested in protecting wildlife and the environment. The initiative seeks to elevate young people into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup projects, empower volunteers to rebuild the environmental and social well- being of our communities, and improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife. A $500 scholarship will ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Lights, Camera, Action: Tips to Make a Great Web Video

    Lights, Camera, Action: Tips to Make a Great Web Video
    Do you sometimes watch a video on YouTube and think that you could do much better? Making a web video is simple and can be a lot of fun. What's more, video contests can help you win scholarship bucks and extra cash for school. With a regular camcorder (or most digital cameras) and your computer, you can make a great web ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video

    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video
    Remember the Blair Witch Project? The student-filmed production, found a year after the "disappearance" of the three students who shot the haunting footage, won 11 film awards. Pretty good for amateurs. While you may not win any Oscars, a great video can win you money for school in video contests. FastWeb's Why I Deserve a Scholarship video contest is a great ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship

    How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship
    Whether you dream of studying anthropology in Ghana or business in Germany, one scholarship can make it possible. Recent college graduates, graduate students and doctoral candidates with an interest in international travel and a passion for a field of study should take a look at the Fulbright Student Scholarship. Supported by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +79
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    Be Smart in Finding Scholarships this Summer

    Be Smart in Finding Scholarships this Summer
    So you thought that applying for colleges was the only time-consuming obligation necessary to finding the perfect school. Then you start talking finances with your parents and learn that you need more money to get to that dream school. Well, scholarship season is enough to smack you to your senses and yearn for the "early days" of the collegiate Common Application. ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +126
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    Single Parent Scholarships

    Single Parent Scholarships
    Single parents comprise a large fraction of returning and non-traditional students. On top of working and parenting, single parents are stretching themselves even further to attain a higher education that leads to a better lifestyle for their entire family. Fastweb recognizes this commitment and challenge by providing these returning and non-traditional students with single parent scholarships. Our database contains many single ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Coca-Cola Awards $3.4 Million in Scholarships. Here's What They Look For.

    Coca-Cola Awards $3.4 Million in Scholarships.  Here's What They Look For.
    Patti Ross, Vice President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, has been giving away money to students for 10 years. She often says that “scholarship providers aren’t mind readers,” but she’s letting you become one. Ross is dishing out scholarship provider secrets so that you can be a better candidate. Every game needs a strategy, and every building needs a blueprint. In ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +70
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    Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

    Patti Ross knows what makes a successful scholarship application. It's not necessarily the intricacies of a scholarship application essay. Rather, it's mastering the basics of applying. Ross highlights the following essentials: Research--know the DEADLINES Personal awareness--take a personal survey Accuracy on application Feedback from others Ross can't stress deadlines enough. Nothing looks worse for an applicant than to turn in their ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Scholarship Criteria Fails to Represent the "Real" You

    I’ve been thinking lately about scholarships. It could be that we’ll be financing three college educations next fall and the need for scholarships has increased exponentially. As I search through FastWeb, it seems there are scholarships of every imaginable kind. Some require a great deal of time and energy to complete the application process and others only require a few simple ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest $30,000

    Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest $30,000
    “Does America Still Have Heroes?” If you’ve got an answer to that question, it could win you $30,000 in scholarship money. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is asking high school students all across the country to submit an audio tape of their answer on heroes in America. An applicant from each state will be selected for an ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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    Ace Your Scholarship Interview

    Ace Your Scholarship Interview
    A good interview is vital to your scholarship application. It's an opportunity to supplement your credentials with the kind of impression that can't be put on paper. But for most, interviews are a major source of stress. Keep the anxiety level under control by thinking ahead and following these tips from a scholarship expert. It's a Conversation To keep yourself ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +87
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    Scholarships for Unusual Talent

    Scholarships for Unusual Talent
    Shaquille O'Neal earned a basketball scholarship to Louisiana State University. The 2005 Nobel Prize Winner in physics, John L. Hall, won a science scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. But you don't have to be a basketball star or science wiz to win money for college. Scholarships designed for students with unique talents can help fund your degree.RodeoWhether you're a barrel racer ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Scholarships for Men

    Scholarships for Men
    Today, men aren’t choosing to attend college because it’s a family tradition. Rather, they see it as an investment in their intellect and therefore, the future. After all, a Bachelor’s degree increases lifetime income by $1.2 million more than a high school diploma. To make college possible for young men all over the country, the Fastweb database contains a massive amount ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Scholarships for Women

    Scholarships for Women
    Today, women dominate college campuses, in more ways than one. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are over 1.3 million more women than men enrolled in an institution of higher education. If that doesn’t speak to “girl power,” then what possibly could? As a result, the Fastweb database contains a plethora of scholarships for women. Whether you’re ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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