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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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    12 Scholarships for National Volunteer Month

    12 Scholarships for National Volunteer Month
    Did you know that by giving back to your community, you have the chance to give to your college education too? April is National Volunteer Month, and with that, we wanted to showcase scholarships opportunities for those students who like to lend a hand to others. Whether your passion is in building homes, tutoring or providing food for those in need, ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Holiday Scholarships

    Holiday Scholarships
    Tis' the season to get a scholarship! These holiday award opportunities will surely leave you feeling jolly and bright. After all, what better way to get you in the spirit than opportunities to pay for school? Just think - you'll have that much more to save for years of holidays to come! All of the awards below are holiday-themed, whether in ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +39
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    Patriotic Scholarships

    Patriotic Scholarships
    A true patriot is red, white and blue, inside and out. If you're a true patriot, then the following Americana-themed scholarships are right up your alley. Nothing encompasses the American dream more than these patriotic scholarships. Scholarship opportunities enable students to gain access to higher education through helping to paying for school. Think about it: aren't opportunities really at the heart ...
    Published 30 days ago | Rated: +39
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest $30,000

    Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest $30,000
    “Does America Still Have Heroes?” If you’ve got an answer to that question, it could win you $30,000 in scholarship money. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is asking high school students all across the country to submit an audio tape of their answer on heroes in America. An applicant from each state will be selected for an ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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    A Free Ride

    Students in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently learned they could get a free college education. A program called offers students who've spent their entire academic career in Kalamazoo public schools a free ride to any public college or university in Michigan. Anonymous donors interested in furthering economic development set up the scholarship fund. In 2007, 458 students were accepted to receive the Kalamazoo ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Fastweb's Scholarship Directory

    Fastweb's Scholarship Directory
    Did you know that Fastweb has a scholarship directory? It's a handy tool that allows you to search scholarships by categories, including the following: • Scholarships by School Year • Ethnicity Scholarships • Scholarships for Honor Students • Military Scholarships • Scholarships by Race • Scholarships for Unique Situations Here’s a breakdown of the different sub-categories, to help your search: Scholarships ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +41
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +45
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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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    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 4 months ago | Rated: +30
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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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    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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    HUGE High School Scholarships

    HUGE High School Scholarships
    High school is filled with some of life’s greatest moments, but also can be very stressful. You get to attend prom but, then again, there are college applications. Graduation is near but, unfortunately, you also had to take your SATs and ACTs. Wouldn't a scholarship with a larger than life amount help dim the not-so-savory memories? We think so. At the ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +39
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    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search

    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search
    If you’re a student, you probably feel conflicted between your scholarship search and the responsibilities of school. On top of attending classes, you likely have responsibilities like extracurricular activities, volunteering, homework and, not to mention, you probably want a little time left over for some sort of social life. Plus, if you’re a high school student, you are expected to study ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +49
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    Win $100,000 and Change the World

    Win $100,000 and Change the World
    Could you use $100,000 to change the world? The Do Something Awards celebrate young people 25 and under who are tackling a problem and changing the world. Five nominees will be rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in a live VH1 TV show, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +72
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    A Few Strings Attached: State Retention Programs

    How would you like to be rewarded for all those skipped parties, midnight cram sessions (and the good grades they got you) with a scholarship to Hometown U? OK, would you still like it if the administration told you that you’d have to take a job with a company in the state and keep working there for several years, despite other ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -25
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    Scholarships for Men

    Scholarships for Men
    Today, men aren’t choosing to attend college because it’s a family tradition. Rather, they see it as an investment in their intellect and therefore, the future. After all, a Bachelor’s degree increases lifetime income by $1.2 million more than a high school diploma. To make college possible for young men all over the country, the Fastweb database contains a massive amount ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over

    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over
    Aside from any special essays, there are a few subjects that should always be in your scholarship essay. Your financial situation. You’re asking for money, so be honest of your situation. On the other hand, don’t turn it into a sob story unless it really, truly is a sob story. Background and accomplishments. The scholarship committee wants to know about you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +66
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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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