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    Five Scholarship Myths

    Five Scholarship Myths
    I'm about to dispel five widespread myths about winning scholarships. Myths that have, unfortunately, prevented many deserving students from winning money for. By learning the truth behind these myths, you'll gain a better understanding of the essential "rules" of the college scholarships game. MYTH #1: "Only students with high academic achievement win merit scholarships." The Real Story: Scholarships are awarded ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +50
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    10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students

    10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students
    Being a college student takes insurmountable time and effort – not to mention good old fashioned hard work. The good news is, people notice. And it’s the people noticing that creating the very scholarships you’re likely to notice – those with the hefty amounts. The following ten scholarships fall into that category, with jaw-dropping amounts that’ll knock your socks off, making ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +50
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    Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest

    Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest
    The Olive Garden Pasta Tales Essay Contest asks applicants, "If you were given $5,000 to support education in your local community, how would you use it, and why?" A grand prize winner will be chosen and flown to New York City for a three-day vacation as well as win a $2,500 savings bond. [gate] Essays must be anywhere from 250 - ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +49
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship
    For over 25 years, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has been fulfilling countless dreams through their generous scholarship opportunities. In total, the Foundation has provided over $51 million in scholarships; and just last year, they awarded nearly $3.5 million to students. This year, you could be one of the students that they support. The Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship is open to high school ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +47
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    Scholarships 2014

    Scholarships 2014
    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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +46
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    This Black Friday, Shop for Scholarships

    This Black Friday, Shop for Scholarships
    While the country counts down to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas, savvy shoppers are looking forward to another “holiday” of sorts. Black Friday is quickly approaching and the rumored deals are only getting better as TV commercials and ad campaigns announce the lowest prices ever on electronics, clothing and vacation getaways. But there may be one shopping deal that you aren't ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +46
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Do Something -- and win $100K! High School, College, Grad, All Majors.

    Scholarship Spotlight: Do Something -- and win $100K! High School, College, Grad, All Majors.
    If community involvement is important to you, then this is YOUR scholarship! The Do Something Awards will offer up grants to five deserving young people out there making a difference. But what sets Do Something apart from other scholarships is that it offers you the opportunity to earn cash for education while helping others and truly making a difference. The Do ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Kiss Summer Goodbye Scholarships

    Kiss Summer Goodbye Scholarships
    While your days of basking in the warm, summer sun may nearly be over, your chances at winning a scholarship while summer’s end still lingers. Furthermore, these scholarships won’t take up what little time you have left to enjoy the last days of summer. They are quick and easy to apply to, for the most part. Before you hit the books ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +46
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    Weird Scholarships, Part 3

    Weird Scholarships, Part 3
    While definitely the most popular, unusual scholarships are oftentimes the most exclusive. Their eligibility requirements are strict, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find an unusual scholarship for which you qualify. This list of scholarships s organized according to some of the more common subcategories of unusual scholarships, such as physical characteristics, creativity, last name, sports, field of study, the final ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +45
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    The Grammar Guide: Common Errors to Avoid

    The Grammar Guide: Common Errors to Avoid
    No matter how confident you may be in your writing skills, it’s easy to make mistakes on these common grammatical errors. These mistakes are considered red flags on papers, scholarship application and admissions essays - not to mention, resumes, cover letters and other forms of professional correspondence. What's the big deal? Professors, scholarship providers and admissions officers consider such mistakes to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +45
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    Scholarships for Students Challenged with an Illness or Disability

    Scholarships for Students Challenged with an Illness or Disability
    For any student, the work and rigors of attending college courses is a challenge on a daily basis. For students challenged with illness, handling these additional obstacles is truly admirable. Award opportunities for students living with, challenged by or have overcome illness exist to help such students achieve their goals. Such students prove, time and time again, that anyone can accomplish ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +45
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    Community Service Scholarships

    Community Service Scholarships
    Community service scholarships reward you for helping others. It's a nice way of doing well by doing good. In addition to the resources listed below, students who are involved in volunteering and community service should ask whether there are any awards available at the location where they perform their community service. It is quite common for hospitals and nursing homes, veterans ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +45
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Winning a Scholarship

    Winning a Scholarship
    One of the most common questions we receive at Fastweb is how to increase your chances of winning a scholarship. To help answer these questions, Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized financial expert, put together a list of tips to help you achieve scholarship search success.[gate] Kantro cautions that many of these tips may sound like common sense but, unfortunately, common sense ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +45
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    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Johana from California

    What is the name of the scholarship? And how much did you win? The name of the scholarship was Sam Walton Community Scholarship—Wal-Mart Foundation and I won $1,000. When did you apply for the scholarship? And how soon before you heard back? I believe the deadline was in May, and I heard back from them in July—so about two months of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +44
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    First-Class Scholarships for College Students

    First-Class Scholarships for College Students
    Between juggling your heavy course load, a part-time job and the distant remains of a social life, searching for scholarships is the last thing you feel like doing - especially because you may assume that, since you're a college student you won't win a scholarship anyway. False. College students win scholarships all the time. Seriously, those tuition bills aren’t going to ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +44
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    Nursing Scholarships

    Nursing Scholarships
    It’s a great time to pursue a career in nursing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employment in the field is projected for continual growth of up to 25 percent (compared to the national average of 11 percent) through the year 2022. Large numbers of current licensed practical and vocational nurses continually retire on an annual basis, making room ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +44
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    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips

    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips
    As an editor for Fastweb, I’m familiar with the scholarship application process. I receive daily questions from scholarship seekers regarding the scholarship application process, what advice I have for winning scholarships and students’ frustrations when they have not been successful in winning scholarships. As a result, I’d like to share what I've learned so that students are able to apply that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +44
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