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    Beware: Student Scams!

    Beware: Student Scams!
    Con-artists target the weak, the naïve and desperate. We’re not saying that’s what you are, however, when you’re an inexperienced student, struggling to pay for school, you’re likely to seek out solutions to supporting yourself. This is exactly what they [the con-artists] are hoping for – your search coupled with vulnerability. Safe-guard yourself and your finances by becoming aware of scams ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +40
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +40
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    Scholarships & Internships for Animal Lovers

    Scholarships & Internships for Animal Lovers
    If you’re into friends of the four-legged variety, there are plenty of scholarships and internships that recognize and reward your passion! It doesn’t matter if your preference is fur, feathers or scales – there are scholarship and internship opportunities to suit every kind of animal lover out there. Fastweb listed them out so you can spend your extra time devoted to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +40
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    LGBTQ Community Scholarships

    LGBTQ Community Scholarships
    June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride (LGBT) Pride Month and, in support, Fastweb is working to connect students with educational opportunities that will only further equality for years to come. Such opportunities like scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships available to the LGBTQ community are not just available to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, but ...
    Published 5 months 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 over 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +39
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +39
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +38
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    Valentine’s Day Scholarships

    Valentine’s Day Scholarships
    Valentine’s Day is a time for love and, at Fastweb, we love scholarships! To celebrate our love, we thought we’d share some amazing opportunities with our members. Check out these Valentine’s Day scholarships you’ll absolutely fall in love with! Making Seniors Homemade Cards for Valentine’s Day Deadline: 2/15/14 Ages: College Freshman to Graduate Year 5 Create a handmade Valentine's Day cards ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +36
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +36
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    Green Scholarships, Internships & Activities

    Green Scholarships, Internships & Activities
    It's not easy being green, but plenty of students still manage, treating every day as if it's Earth Day. Did you know that a passion for going green can become a way to pay for school? It's true! Many students are rewarded for their efforts with awards. In celebration of Earth Day, we've outlined environmental, Eco-friendly scholarships, green grants and internship ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +35
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Larger than Life Awards for Grad Students

    Larger than Life Awards for Grad Students
    So you’re a grad student. You may know a whole lot but did you know it’s not too late to get help paying for school? There are plenty of graduate school fellowships, grants and scholarships available to Fastweb members, many of which with amounts that will make your jaw drop. These programs are impressive, prestigious and will give you bragging rights ...
    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 about 4 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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    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 8 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Mother’s Day Scholarships for Everyone in the Family

    Mother’s Day Scholarships for Everyone in the Family
    This Mother’s Day, why not do something nice for mom and apply for a scholarship? Fastweb has plenty of opportunities for students to do just that, by applying for one – or many – of the scholarships listed below. We know that Mother’s Day is all about celebrating moms, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate family, too. Take time to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor

    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor
    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 2 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +33
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