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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 over 1 year 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 4 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 6 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship
    DoSomething.org states that texting and driving is the cause of between 8 to 11 deaths per day. Another source, Textinganddrivingsafety.com, also reports that drivers who are texting take their eyes off of the road for roughly five seconds, which is the equivalent of an entire football field. With that, text messaging makes a crash 23 times more likely to occur. The ...
    Published 9 months 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +38
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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 4 years 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Organizing Your Scholarship Search

    Organizing Your Scholarship Search
    You know there are a million scholarships out there, but where do you begin finding the right one for you? Starting your search can feel intimidating and staying on top of it all can be even more difficult. So, what’s the big secret? Organization is the key! Here is a step-by-step list you can follow to keep your scholarship search organized ...
    Published 26 days 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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +34
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    First Generation Scholarships for Students

    First Generation Scholarships for 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +33
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    Sports Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Athletes

    Sports Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Athletes
    Approximately 1% to 2% of undergraduate students in Bachelor's degree programs receive athletic scholarships, a total of about $1 billion a year. Additional facts and figures concerning athletic scholarships may be found in the Backgrounder: Athletic Scholarships. Of schools with a NCAA affiliation, only Division I and Division II schools may offer athletic scholarships. Division III schools -- the most prestigious ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies

    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies
    What seems like an oxymoron may actually be reality. Colleges are making it difficult, if not impossible, for students to attend school completely free of charge, even if they receive scholarship aid. Often times, schools require students to pay a portion of their tuition bill out of pocket, regardless of the amount a student has been given for financial aid. What’s ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Fastweb's Winners Circle: Laverne

    Fastweb's Winners Circle: Laverne
    Although Laverne, 42, might not be your typical college freshman, she, like most student today, was looking for a little extra cash to help pay for school. That money came to her in the form of $2,000 she won through Fastweb’s Roam the Globe Study Abroad Scholarship this past September. A student at College of Alameda, in Alameda, Ca., Laverne hopes ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Hospitality Business Scholarships & Internships

    Hospitality Business Scholarships & Internships
    Service with a smile. It’s a lot easier than it sounds, isn’t it? That’s why providing great service takes talent, hard work and dedication. As a hospitality business major, you know how difficult this work can be, but you do it. And you not only do it - you do it well. Scholarship providers recognize this – especially those within the ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    Non-Traditional, Adult & Returning Student Scholarships & Internships

    Non-Traditional, Adult & Returning Student Scholarships & Internships
    Obtaining an education is one of the greatest achievements a person can accomplish. That’s why it’s not unusual for students, after putting their education on hold for whatever reason, decide to return to school to complete their education. The good news is that scholarship providers recognize this and offer scholarships specifically to such students, because returning to school is an accomplishment ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +30
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    Handling Scholarship Essays

    Handling Scholarship Essays
    The scholarship essay is one of the most important components to your application – no pressure. It enables the scholarship committee to get to know you a little better but also to assess your intelligence, maturity and ability to represent the scholarship or foundation’s mission. While all of this may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be that way. With some ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +30
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