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    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts

    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts
    Want to hear from us? Sign up for Fastweb's newsletters and get our most popular and useful insider advice, tips and awards sent straight to your inbox every week. In our newsletters, you'll also find out about under-the-radar scholarships you might have never known were available! And, never miss a scholarship you qualify for again! Sign up for our scholarship alerts ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +77
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Top Ten Scholarship Email Etiquette Tips

    Email may be a quick way to communicate, but don’t forget your etiquette when emailing with admissions counselors, scholarship sponsors and financial aid officers. Make a good impression with these tips. 1. Do not type in all caps Writing in caps makes it seem like you are shouting, and some readers find it more difficult to read. If you want to ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +108
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    What to Do Once You Have Applied

    What to Do Once You Have Applied
    Now that you’ve postmarked your application or hit that “Send” button in your email browser, your new mentality is probably out of sight, out of mind. Though your focus should be on other scholarship applications, there are still some “to-dos” to check off of your list for this particular scholarship. Send a follow-up email Give your application about 7 – 10 ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +54
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    12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

    12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship
    What if you had all the secrets to winning a scholarship? Would you tell the world -- or keep them for yourself? Nationally recognized financial aid and scholarship expert, Mark Kantrowitz, does have all the secrets, and fortunately, he's spilling everything he knows. Kantrowitz has provided Fastweb with the top 12 tips on winning a scholarship: 1. Start searching for scholarships ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +121
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    JAY Z’s Scholars

    JAY Z’s Scholars
    Is there anything this guy can’t do right? His global fame spans from his rapping, record producing, acting, writing and his superstar wife, Beyonce. As if that weren't enough, JAY Z is also a philanthropist who has started a foundation that awards students a brighter future. The opportunities are available through the Shawn Carter Foundation, a charitable organization that was officially ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +68
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    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline

    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline
    Writing a scholarship essay is no easy feat. You could stare at the essay question for three hours hoping inspiration will strike, but outlining your essay is the better path. Ask yourself: How can I organize the information so the reader can understand? How can I make the subject compelling? Likewise, you should be asking the same questions of your readers. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +144
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    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online

    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online
    Ever been in the middle of an application and thought to yourself, "What's going to happen to my information?" You might jot down your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and even your social security number without thinking about it. But with identity theft on the rise, it's important to protect and safeguard your personal information, including when you apply for ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +76
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Stephen Nettnin Wins nearly $200k in Scholarships via Fastweb!

    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Stephen Nettnin Wins nearly $200k in Scholarships via Fastweb!
    Stephen Nettnin applied for six scholarships before he found one that stuck. And boy was it a big one! A sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, Stephen wasn’t sure he’d win the SMART Scholarship for Service — which he found on Fastweb — when he applied for it. And the process wasn’t an easy one. The application process ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +80
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    Scholarships for Private K-12 Schools

    Scholarships for Private K-12 Schools
    Fastweb is well-known as a source of information about college scholarships, so it's not surprising that families turn to Fastweb for information about paying for private elementary, middle and secondary schools. The main sources of money for private schools are scholarships, loans and tuition installment plans. Scholarships for private schools are often called voucher programs. Families can also save tax-free for ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!

    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!
    Joanne Fernandez has a fear of student loans. But knowing that her parents couldn’t afford to pay for both college and her dream of going to medical school, Joanne decided to take matters into her own hands. Instead of letting her fear paralyze her, she got on the Internet and started searching for scholarships. FastWeb was the first place she looked. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +63
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    Unusual Scholarships

    Unusual Scholarships
    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 2 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Ace Your Scholarship Interview

    Ace Your Scholarship Interview
    A good interview is vital to your scholarship application. It's an opportunity to supplement your credentials with the kind of impression that can't be put on paper. But for most, interviews are a major source of stress. Keep the anxiety level under control by thinking ahead and following these tips from a scholarship expert. It's a Conversation To keep yourself ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +79
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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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    After-Graduation Possibilities: Prestigious International Fellowship Programs

    After-Graduation Possibilities: Prestigious International Fellowship Programs
    Receiving a Fulbright Scholarship sure sounds impressive. If you’re a Rhodes Scholar no one would doubt your academic chops. But what exactly are they? They’re just two of several international grants and fellowships that fund a wide variety of independently-designed projects and advanced academic study abroad for recent college graduates. In other words, you could get paid to study a topic ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Scholarship Spotlight: The Morality of Profit Global Competition, $20,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: The Morality of Profit Global Competition, $20,000
    The Morality of Profit Global Competition is available to students with an interest in the topic of the morality of profit. Students must submit an essay of no more than 3,000 words that discusses this topic and the questions surrounding it; that elevate the discussion; and that illuminate inflection points in the broader debate by exploring how this tension informs the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +102
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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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    Scholarships for Average Students

    Scholarships for Average Students
    Ordinary students often ask whether there are any scholarships available to students who don't have an A average. This page lists some scholarships for average students. Although these scholarships don't require a high GPA, they do require excellence in a non-academic area. Every scholarship sponsor is trying to find the students that best fulfill their selection criteria. If the selection criteria ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +29
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +26