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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Scholarships for First Generation Students

    Scholarships for First Generation 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +29
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +29
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    A Paying for School Checklist

    A Paying for School Checklist
    When you’re looking to pay for school, lining up funding can become confusing. You may win an award, already have some loans or aren't sure which loans are the best choice.That's okay - quite frankly, it is confusing. Which is why Fastweb is here to help you! For starters, make sure you evaluate all of your options before you borrow. Also, ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Promotional Awards Can Make the Difference

    Promotional Awards Can Make the Difference
    Many students don’t win scholarships for college — that’s according to a recent FastWeb poll of over 40,000 college students. According to the survey, about 80 percent of respondents have not received a single scholarship. While it seems that the overachievers eventually get cash from somewhere — be it their school or an independent scholarship donor — the “B” and “C” ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Painting Your Scholarship Portrait

    Painting Your Scholarship Portrait
    Some scholarship applications bring home the bucks—but plenty of others don't. When you put these two groups of applications side by side, the differences are like night and day. What Makes a Winning Application Unsuccessful scholarship applications, more often then not, resembled a laundry list of activities, awards, and accomplishments. Although these credentials were often impressive in and of themselves, reading ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Full Tuition Academic Scholarships

    Full Tuition Academic Scholarships
    Full tuition academic scholarships are often awarded by colleges as a way to attract talented students. The scholarships listed on this page satisfy the following criteria: • They cover at least full tuition and fees. • They are based on academic merit. • They are college-controlled (i.e., not a private sector scholarship or state program). These awards are only available to ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Scholarship Spotlight: "A GPA Isn't Everything" $1,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: "A GPA Isn't Everything" $1,000
    Have a strong extracurricular, leadership and/or volunteer record, but a lack luster GPA? If you answered "yes" than this scholarship is for you! This scholarship will award $1,000 to one student who has shown a strong commitment to life outside of class! And the best part? Almost anyone can apply! It's open to all majors and several grade levels. Read more... ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Scholarships for Unusual Talent

    Scholarships for Unusual Talent
    Shaquille O'Neal earned a basketball scholarship to Louisiana State University. The 2005 Nobel Prize Winner in physics, John L. Hall, won a science scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. But you don't have to be a basketball star or science wiz to win money for college. Scholarships designed for students with unique talents can help fund your degree.RodeoWhether you're a barrel racer ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Minority Scholarships

    Minority Scholarships
    In 1976, college campuses looked a lot different than they do today. Over 80% of the students attending college were Caucasian, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Now, however, the NCES reports that minorities comprise over 33% of the number of students enrolled in college—that’s more than double the amount that were attending 30 years ago. This percentage ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply

    Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply
    They call it summer break for a reason! Even if you’re working full-time at a camp, fast food joint or business, there is one big time drain missing from your life: homework. Not to mention, there are no after-school clubs, athletics or programs to attend. That’s a pretty big relief after the busy year you’ve had, right? Well, while you’re kicking ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Scholarship Spotlight: 2400 Expert National Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: 2400 Expert National Scholarship
    The 2400 Expert National Scholarship is open to all high school students who plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university. Three scholarships will be awarded: $600 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place. To qualify, applicants must be a freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior in the U.S. In addition to completing an application, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Summertime Scholarships to Apply for Now

    Summertime Scholarships to Apply for Now
    Summer is a time to relax, but it's also a great time to uncover some financial aid, if you know where to look. FastWeb has highlighted a few summer-themed scholarships that are open now (or will be soon) that you can work on while taking breaks from your beach reading. You may not be eligible for all scholarships. FastWeb recommends that ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Financial Aid for African-American Students

    Financial Aid for African-American Students
    Paying for college is tough. Luckily, many schools and organizations want to encourage access to higher education for African Americans and other minority students. Examples of some of the good financial resources available for African-American students are listed below. Organizational Scholarships Several national African-American organizations have established scholarships specifically to help students finance their college educations. The dollar amounts of the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    It Takes Two Scholarships or More

    It Takes Two Scholarships or More
    Sometimes two is better than one. Get your friends together and learn more about scholarships that are group efforts. Scholarship competitions that allow you to work with partners can be a great way for you and your friends to earn money for college. Each person in your group contributes his or her talents and together you may win a scholarship you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Black Friday Awards

    Black Friday Awards
    The holidays have arrived earlier than ever this season (at least it feels that way). No matter what holiday you observe, one “holiday” seems to be shared by everyone – Black Friday. Everyone wants the steals and deals offered on Black Friday and, of course, Cyber Monday, too. But, are you aware of the Black Friday deals and savings that won’t ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +24
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +23
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