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    7 C’s of Winning Scholarships

    7 C’s of Winning Scholarships
    Have you ever wondered if scholarship winners have secrets to winning? There are certainly ways to increase your odds of winning scholarships. Check out the following seven “C’s” – ways you can increase your chances of obtaining sought-after scholarships. [gate] 1. Content There’s plenty of content detailing directions of how to successfully apply for scholarships. Such content exists in resources like ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +42
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    10 Scholarships for Average Students

    10 Scholarships for Average Students
    There’s nothing wrong with being average, in fact, that's what most people are. Average is, well, normal. 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 ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +41
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    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Student Finds a Way to Study What He Loves

    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Student Finds a Way to Study What He Loves
    October 1, 2010 Andy has been on Fastweb for the past five years or so, but didn’t start looking at the site seriously until two years ago. It was in that time that he fell in love with space travel and Aerospace Engineering, and knew that is what he wanted to study; he also knew he would have to find a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +41
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    November is National Scholarship Month!

    November is National Scholarship Month!
    National Scholarship Month The month of November is devoted to raising awareness of the need for scholarship support for postsecondary education. Scholarships help students realize their dreams. (National Scholarship Month was previously celebrated in the month of May from 1998 to 2007. It was switched from May to November in 2008 to coincide with the start of the main scholarship application ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Win $10,000 from Stuck at Prom® for the Best Night of Your Life

    Win $10,000 from Stuck at Prom® for the Best Night of Your Life
    If anything, prom themes set pretty big expectations for just one night – Stairway to the Stars, Paris by Moonlight, Unforgettable. And while picking the perfect dress, posing for photos and partying until 4 a.m. at After Prom has the ingredients for being a wonderful time full of great memories, winning $10,000 for that night just sounds like more fun. For ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +40
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    Scholarship Spotlight: DNA Day Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: DNA Day Essay Contest
    The DNA Day Essay Contest is available to students in grades 9-12. Students must compose an essay of no more than 700 words that examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions. *Deadline:* March 7, 2011 *Website:* ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +40
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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    2014 Scholarships

    2014 Scholarships
    It’s time to kick-off a year new, which means new opportunities galore. In our eyes, that means new and exciting scholarship opportunities for anyone and everyone! Start the New Year off right by applying for the below 2014 scholarships but – wait – don’t stop there! Be sure to check out your 2014 scholarship matches for even more opportunities to make ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +38
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    July 4th Shout for Cash Winner Announced!

    July 4th Shout for Cash Winner Announced!
    FastWeb’s Shout for Cash Contest went off with fireworks on July 4th. Nearly 16,000 users logged in for a chance to win $500. In celebration of our freedom of speech and the new FastWeb Discussions channel, FastWeb gave away $500 in our Shout for Cash Contest to one lucky FastWeb user who logged in to www.fastweb.com on July 4th, 2009. The ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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    Holiday Scholarships

    Holiday Scholarships
    Tis' the season to get a scholarship! These holiday award opportunities will surely leave you feeling jolly and bright. After all, what better way to get you in the spirit than opportunities to pay for school? Just think - you'll have that much more to save for years of holidays to come! All of the awards below are holiday-themed, whether in ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +36
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    Big Dig Scholarship

    Big Dig Scholarship
    The Big Dig Scholarship is available to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores. [gate] To be considered, you must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words that addresses the following issue: "In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard. They are going to find something that you buried ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Social Media Scholarships & Internships

    Social Media Scholarships & Internships
    By now, it’s been drilled into our minds: yes, social media can impact your future. But, why not use that fact to your advantage? If you’re into social media, why not apply for a scholarship or internship that involves social media skills? There are plenty of opportunities out there for the Internet-savvy student! Check out the following scholarships and internships, involving ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +35
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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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    Develop Your Scholarship Game Plan

    Develop Your Scholarship Game Plan
    To mount an effective scholarship campaign, the first thing you need is a winning game plan. Start by implementing the following four key action strategies. 1. Plan to apply for as many scholarships as possible Some students make the mistake of thinking that they maximize their chances of winning by pouring all of their energy into one or two scholarships. But ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Silly, Fun & Unique Scholarships

    Silly, Fun & Unique Scholarships
    Weird. Wacky. Outlandish. Some of the most ridiculous things in life are what you take notice of. The same goes with scholarships. Some of the best are also some of the silliest. This is exactly why they’re worth celebrating. Here are some of Fastweb’s all-time favorite take-notice scholarships. These fall under the silly, outlandish and how’d-they-come-up-with-that? category of scholarship opportunities that ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +34
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    Scholarship Scam Red Flags

    Scholarship Scam Red Flags
    Scholarships are a wonderful option for students that would like help paying for school. As with anything good, there are people out there who will take advantage of students’ trust and hopes for the future. As a leading scholarship database, Fastweb screens all of the scholarships available on the site and does not charge anything for its services. There are, however, ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Second Round Knockout: Survive Round Two of the Scholarship Game

    Second Round Knockout: Survive Round Two of the Scholarship Game
    You feel confident about your scholarship essay. It's a neat, well-written piece. There's a great chance you'll pass the first round and be in contention for the award. What about the second round? Now you're up against applicants who also submitted neat, well-written essays. Now the judges are pickier. These essay errors commonly knockout applicants in the second round: Vaguely Addressing ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +33
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    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search

    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search
    If you’re a student, you probably feel conflicted between your scholarship search and the responsibilities of school. On top of attending classes, you likely have responsibilities like extracurricular activities, volunteering, homework and, not to mention, you probably want a little time left over for some sort of social life. Plus, if you’re a high school student, you are expected to study ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +33
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel

    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel
    Curious if people actually win scholarships through Fastweb? They absolutely do and here’s another $40k winner to prove it! Daniel Guerriero, 19, is going into his sophomore year at University of South Carolina who won GotChosen's GotScholarship $40k Give Away. [gate] How many scholarships did you apply for before you won this one? I only applied to a few, around 4 ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +32