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    Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships

    Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships
    Prestigious scholarships are among the most well-known and most generous scholarships, but are also the most competitive. They are national or international in scope. Winning one of these awards marks you with a stamp of excellence that can open doors. Some of these awards require nomination by the student's school and do not accept applications directly from students. Buick Achievers Scholarship ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Scholarships for Women

    Scholarships for Women
    Today, women dominate college campuses, in more ways than one. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are over 1.3 million more women than men enrolled in an institution of higher education. If that doesn’t speak to “girl power,” then what possibly could? As a result, the Fastweb database contains a plethora of scholarships for women. Whether you’re ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Scholarships for Volunteering and Community Service

    Scholarships for Volunteering and Community Service
    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 5 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Financial Aid for Hispanic Students

    With the tuition at both public and private colleges skyrocketing, contemplating the total cost of a college degree can be daunting. Luckily there are millions of dollars available in scholarships, grants and other financial aid that you usually don't have to pay back. And if you're Hispanic, there are many scholarships earmarked especially for you. "Once you start doing some research, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Kathleen from Tennessee

    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Kathleen from Tennessee
    What is the name of the scholarship? And how much did you win? The scholarship was the Janette Ranking Foundation Grant and I won $2,000 per year. What did you use your scholarship money for? I used it for books and buying a computer. How do you stay organized in your scholarship search? I do some research on FastWeb as a ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +96
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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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    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: David

    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: David
    Meet David, a 20-year-old from Gaithersburg, MD, and winner of GotChosen’s 40K to Give Away Scholarship. David is currently a junior at Montgomery Community College studying Environmental Science and Policy. David’s father was originally the person who encouraged him to apply for scholarships but he knew his chances would be better the more he applied for. “My dad was a pretty ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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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 9 months ago | Rated: +31
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +49
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    Summer Scholarships

    Summer Scholarships
    Fun in the sun. Being outside with friends. The 4th of July, swimming at the lake and eating more ice cream than you ever thought imaginable. These are just some of the many summer activities people enjoy – and get scholarships for, too. So, why shouldn't you? Below is a list of summer-themed scholarships for you to peruse and apply for ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +35
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Six Flags Friends Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Six Flags Friends Scholarship
    DoSomething.org and Six Flags are giving away six $1,500 college scholarships. Scholarship money will go directly to the college or university the winner is enrolled in. If the winner is not yet enrolled in a school, the money will be held until the winner chooses a school. Scholarships will be given to young leaders who are taking action to make a ...
    Published over 4 years 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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    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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    Top 10 Scholarships of Winter

    Top 10 Scholarships of Winter
    Don't let winter's chilly weather get you down. Warm up with these winter-themed scholarships. Note: Many of these scholarships are school-specific. Also, you may not be eligible for all scholarships. FastWeb recommends that you check the scholarship sponsor Web sites for availability and eligibility. Snowboard Scholarship Hit the half-pipe with your pockets full of cash by applying to this snowboarding scholarship, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -17
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +37
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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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    Scholarship Spotlight: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2010

    Scholarship Spotlight: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2010
    What is your vision for yourself after college? Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com want to help you frame your future and attain your dreams. So, show us what your future looks like! WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? $6,000 in Scholarships! We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to five “success-driven” students! One of these five students (Grand Prize Winner) will also receive a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +164
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    Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

    Patti Ross knows what makes a successful scholarship application. It's not necessarily the intricacies of a scholarship application essay. Rather, it's mastering the basics of applying. Ross highlights the following essentials: Research--know the DEADLINES Personal awareness--take a personal survey Accuracy on application Feedback from others Ross can't stress deadlines enough. Nothing looks worse for an applicant than to turn in their ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid

    Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid
    Scholarships are a valuable part of college financing. But you may be surprised to learn that scholarships may actually reduce the amount of financial aid you receive from your school. Three national scholarship experts comment on this issue. • David L. Pardieck, director of financial assistance, Bradley University • W. Scott Friedhoff, Ph.D., associate provost for enrollment management, Bradley University • ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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