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    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake

    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake
    It's official: The deadline for the Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest was June 22nd and our judges are in deep, editing the more than 4,000 essays we received. There are some great entries, but we also noticed some frequent mistakes students make that can instantly disqualify you from an essay contest. Here, an example of what NOT to do ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1936
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    Weird Scholarships

    Weird Scholarships
    Everyone is normal until you get to know them. Then, “the weird” comes out. By fully embracing your weird factor, you could land yourself some serious scholarship money to help pay your college tuition. From paranormal activity to the Klingon dialect, we’re spreading the weird with our top 15 weird scholarships. Writers of the Future Contest L. Ron Hubbard wasn’t just ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +669
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    Michael Jackson’s $300 Million Legacy

    Michael Jackson’s $300 Million Legacy
    Michael Jackson died Thursday after going into cardiac arrest, at the age of 50. While no one disputes he was the King of Pop, what you may not have known is that he was a big philanthropist — to the tune of $300 million -- to various charities. And a chunk of that went to scholarships. In fact, in the Millennium-Issue ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +533
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +350
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    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 1: False Claims

    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 1: False Claims
    Wow! You just got a letter from a company saying they'll find scholarships for you. What a great deal! After all, who has time to research scholarship opportunities? But be careful — there are a lot of scholarship search scams out there. Watch for these crooked claims and make sure you're not being taken for a ride: "For a small fee, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +319
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    Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students

    Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students
    National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. It's a time to recognize contributions from Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well as celebrate their culture, positive influence on America and heritage. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we've put together a list of scholarships that celebrate Hispanic and Latino roots which, in ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +305
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +224
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    FastWeb Announces 140 Character Essay Winner

    FastWeb Announces 140 Character Essay Winner
    FastWeb is happy to announce the winner of the Leg I of our Scholarship Triathlon’s world’s shortest essay contest. Our criteria: write a “nano-essay” not to exceed a standard tweet-length of 140 characters on one of the following topics: • The best way you have used technology to your advantage in school in the past year. • How do you think ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +219
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    Scholarships for Average Students

    Scholarships for Average Students
    There’s nothing wrong with being average, in fact, most people are. We know you’re unique in oh-so-many ways – so what if your grades are just so-so? At Fastweb, we believe – no, we know that every student deserves scholarship opportunities. The good news is that scholarship providers know that, too. There are plenty of awards available to the masses, many ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +217
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    Scholarship Spotlight: You Deserve a Financial Break, $5,000!

    Scholarship Spotlight: You Deserve a Financial Break, $5,000!
    It's that time of year again...FAFSA time! And we know how it is. The paperwork. The collaboration with your parents. The frustration. All to get whatever financial aid you can. Well, FastWeb wants to make your life a little easier. We want to give you a break. A financial break! And we could be giving it to you in the form ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +197
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +184
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2010

    Scholarship Spotlight: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2010
    What is your vision for yourself after college? Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com want to help you frame your future and attain your dreams. So, show us what your future looks like! WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? $6,000 in Scholarships! We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to five “success-driven” students! One of these five students (Grand Prize Winner) will also receive a ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +164
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    10 Ways to Make Scholarship Sponsors Love You

    10 Ways to Make Scholarship Sponsors Love You
    Before you submit your scholarship application, check out these tips, provided by scholarship sponsors nationwide. Tip #1: Apply only if you are eligible. Read all the scholarship requirements and directions carefully to make sure you're eligible before you send in your application. Tip #2: Complete the application in full. If a question doesn't apply, note that on the application. Don't ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +159
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    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline

    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline
    Writing a scholarship essay is no easy feat. You could stare at the essay question for three hours hoping inspiration will strike, but outlining your essay is the better path. Ask yourself: How can I organize the information so the reader can understand? How can I make the subject compelling? Likewise, you should be asking the same questions of your readers. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +159
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    Honors Scholarships

    Honors Scholarships
    While a plethora of scholarships exist to award students based on ethnic background, extracurricular activity and athletics, some students want to be noticed for the hard work they’ve done in the classroom. Whether it’s by joining an honor society or ranking first in the class, an honors scholarship not only recognizes that achievement but also awards it. As an honors scholarship ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +149
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +135
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000
    The Campus Discovery Scholarship is available to current college students as well as those who have graduated in 2008 or 2009. You must complete a survey and submit an original response to the question: "Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +122
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    How Not to Lose Your Scholarship

    How Not to Lose Your Scholarship
    Winning scholarships is hard work, but the work doesn't end after the check is cut. Find out about the policies surrounding your award so you can keep your scholarship. Renewable Scholarships The first question you need to ask is whether or not your scholarship is renewable. Renewable awards can be extended beyond the initial award year—in some cases, for your entire ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +122
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    12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

    12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship
    What if you had all the secrets to winning a scholarship? Would you tell the world -- or keep them for yourself? Nationally recognized financial aid and scholarship expert, Mark Kantrowitz, does have all the secrets, and fortunately, he's spilling everything he knows. Kantrowitz has provided Fastweb with the top 12 tips on winning a scholarship: 1. Start searching for scholarships ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +122
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    Scholarships for Your Personality Type

    Scholarships for Your Personality Type
    How do you define yourself? You’re unique and, although you cannot possibly be defined by one personality trait, sometimes one trait is all it takes to qualify for an amazing award. Perhaps even several! Whether you’re an activist, a poet or a social media savant – Fastweb has scholarships suited to your application needs – and many more where those came ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +118
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