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Scholarship Best Practices

Scholarship Best Practices

Follow these scholarship best practices to improve your chances of getting noticed by scholarship providers and, ultimately, win!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 2, 2017
Spring Scholarships

Spring Scholarships

It's time to spring into your scholarship search and get inspired with this list of spring-themed scholarships!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
Winners Announced for Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest!

Winners Announced for Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest!

After 4,000 essays and a long week of deliberations, we have finally selected our two winners of The Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest! The contest asked students to answer ...

By Lauren Bayne Andeson
Published June 29, 2009
Small Awards Pay Big Dividends

Small Awards Pay Big Dividends

Small scholarships can make a big difference.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published February 5, 2013
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 ...

Published July 8, 2009
Painting Your Scholarship Portrait

Painting Your Scholarship Portrait

Learn how to create your own masterpiece--and win!

By Ben Kaplan
Published April 21, 2009
Coca-Cola Awards $3.4 Million in Scholarships.  Here's What They Look For.

Coca-Cola Awards $3.4 Million in Scholarships. Here's What They Look For.

Patti Ross, Vice President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, has been giving away money to students for 10 years. She often says that “scholarship providers aren’t mind readers,” but she’s letting ...

Published April 22, 2009
Navigate Summer Scholarships

Navigate Summer Scholarships

Summer is what you’ve waited for all year long - a much needed break from academic life (if you're lucky). But it’s also important to remember to apply for scholarships to help pay for the school year ahead.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 12, 2016
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 ...

Published January 25, 2010
Win $10,000 from Stuck at Prom® for the Best Night of Your Life

Win $10,000 from Stuck at Prom® for the Best Night of Your Life

2010 Stuck at Prom Winners. Photo courtesy of Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest from Duck® Tape.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 9, 2012
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 ...

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 14, 2012
Our New Look: 4 Ways to Make the Most of My Fastweb

Our New Look: 4 Ways to Make the Most of My Fastweb

Check out the new tools on My Fastweb.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 28, 2015
LGBTQ Community Scholarships & Internships

LGBTQ Community Scholarships & Internships

Fastweb is working to connect students with educational opportunities that will only further equality for years to come.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 31, 2016
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 ...

Mark Kantrowitz
Published November 1, 2010
Luck of the Draw: Contest & Sweepstakes Scholarships

Luck of the Draw: Contest & Sweepstakes Scholarships

Contest and sweepstakes scholarships are fast, easy-to-enter and commonly offer opportunities for multiple entries.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 28, 2016
Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid

Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid

Scholarships can actually reduce the amount of financial aid you receive.

Compiled by FastWeb Staff Writers
Published March 4, 2009
Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply

Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply

It’s important not to slow down on your scholarship search this summer!

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 10, 2016
Social Media Internships

Social Media Internships

If you’re into social media, why not apply for an internship that involves social media skills?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 6, 2017
Multimedia Entry Scholarships

Multimedia Entry Scholarships

You won’t find any essay limitations on this list of scholarships!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 6, 2017
Athletes and Parents: Find the Right Financial Fit

Athletes and Parents: Find the Right Financial Fit

Student-athlete scholarships and tuition assistance play a large role in college selection.

By Richard Pound
Published April 21, 2009