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    10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students

    10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students
    Being a college student takes insurmountable time and effort – not to mention good old fashioned hard work. The good news is, people notice. And it’s the people noticing that creating the very scholarships you’re likely to notice – those with the hefty amounts. The following ten scholarships fall into that category, with jaw-dropping amounts that’ll knock your socks off, making ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    Beware: Student Scams!

    Beware: Student Scams!
    Con-artists target the weak, the naïve and desperate. We’re not saying that’s what you are, however, when you’re an inexperienced student, struggling to pay for school, you’re likely to seek out solutions to supporting yourself. This is exactly what they [the con-artists] are hoping for – your search coupled with vulnerability. Safe-guard yourself and your finances by becoming aware of scams ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +31
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Social Media Scholarships & Internships

    Social Media Scholarships & Internships
    By now, it’s been drilled into our minds: yes, social media can impact your future. But, why not use that fact to your advantage? If you’re into social media, why not apply for a scholarship or internship that involves social media skills? There are plenty of opportunities out there for the Internet-savvy student! Check out the following scholarships and internships, involving ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +35
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Student Finds a Way to Study What He Loves

    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Student Finds a Way to Study What He Loves
    October 1, 2010 Andy has been on Fastweb for the past five years or so, but didn’t start looking at the site seriously until two years ago. It was in that time that he fell in love with space travel and Aerospace Engineering, and knew that is what he wanted to study; he also knew he would have to find a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Promoting Your Video Contest Entry

    Promoting Your Video Contest Entry
    You’ve made your video and it’s finally up — but now you need the votes. Getting them may not be as hard as you think. The key is using existing social networks and encouraging others to pass your video along. It’s called viral marketing and companies are increasing using it for all types of promotions. You can use the same concepts ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Scholarships with HUGE Award Amounts for High School Students

    Scholarships with HUGE Award Amounts for High School Students
    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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    Lights, Camera, Action: Tips to Make a Great Web Video

    Lights, Camera, Action: Tips to Make a Great Web Video
    Do you sometimes watch a video on YouTube and think that you could do much better? Making a web video is simple and can be a lot of fun. What's more, video contests can help you win scholarship bucks and extra cash for school. With a regular camcorder (or most digital cameras) and your computer, you can make a great web ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    The Art of Letters

    The Art of Letters
    Applying for scholarships can be a complicated process, from gathering the paperwork, getting recommendations, writing application essays and meeting the deadline. Good letters accomplish two things: they make the process more efficient, and they display maturity and professionalism to the selection committee. Below are some essential letter tips that just might make yours the winning application. And don't forget, as more ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Johana from California

    What is the name of the scholarship? And how much did you win? The name of the scholarship was Sam Walton Community Scholarship—Wal-Mart Foundation and I won $1,000. When did you apply for the scholarship? And how soon before you heard back? I believe the deadline was in May, and I heard back from them in July—so about two months of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +42
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    Silly, Fun & Unique Scholarships

    Silly, Fun & Unique Scholarships
    Weird. Wacky. Outlandish. Some of the most ridiculous things in life are what you take notice of. The same goes with scholarships. Some of the best are also some of the silliest. This is exactly why they’re worth celebrating. Here are some of Fastweb’s all-time favorite take-notice scholarships. These fall under the silly, outlandish and how’d-they-come-up-with-that? category of scholarship opportunities that ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +34
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    Scholarship Spotlight: AmeriCorps Educational Award $4,725

    Scholarship Spotlight: AmeriCorps Educational Award $4,725
    Want to help those less fortunate than you and earn a scholarship at the same time? AmeriCorps is providing you that opportunity through TechMission Corps! TMC members serve in a 12-month position doing one of the following: • Impact youth through various after-school programs • Mobilize volunteers to help serve under-privileged communities • Serve the community in learning through input and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Scholarship Providers of the Year Named

    Scholarship Providers of the Year Named
    When Ronald Simon’s company sold its first kitchen cabinet back in 1989, Simon hoped that his business would grow. What he never expected was to put hundreds of underprivileged kids through college. But that’s exactly what happened. Today, Simon’s scholarship organization—the Simon Family Foundation— supports over 300 students throughout the country, spending roughly $32,000 on each, a year. The Foundation was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    GotScholarship: $40K to Give Away Scholarship

    GotScholarship: $40K to Give Away Scholarship
    The GotScholarship: $40K to Give Away Scholarship is open to current and future college students, graduates and parents of students. [gate] To enter, you must complete the brief registration process then apply for the chance to win. Participants can increase their odds of winning by having sponsors. Anyone can sponsor a registered participant and every sponsor represents an additional entry for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +6
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    Negative Population Growth Scholarship Contest

    Negative Population Growth Scholarship Contest
    The Negative Population Growth Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. You must submit an essay on the following topic: "Without critical changes, U.S. population is projected to reach 438 million people in less than 40 years. Explain how this projected growth will negatively affect the United States socially, economically and environmentally". Submissions ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Engineer Girl! Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: Engineer Girl! Essay Contest
    The 2011 Engineer Girl! Essay Contest is available to boys and girls in 9th-12th grade. In no more than 1500 words, describe an item that is used for disaster relief. Explain how it works. Point out key elements of the design and why it was designed that way. Describe how different types of engineers (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) might have ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: -19
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    Student from Kenya Follows Dreams of Helping People

    Student from Kenya Follows Dreams of Helping People
    “I want to help the people of Africa help themselves,” said Caroline in a Kenyan accent. Born and raised in Africa, Caroline came to the U.S. with the hope and a plan to one day help the people of her home town. So why jump continents to help the people she rubs elbows with at home? It’s all part of Caroline’s ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Edison Scholars Program

    Scholarship Spotlight: Edison Scholars Program
    The Edison Scholars Program is open to high school students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Students must be planning to attend an accredited four-year institution of higher learning and major in one of the following areas: math, physics, chemistry, engineering (electrical, computer, chemical or mechanical), materials science or computer science/information systems. Edison Scholars will receive a $2,500 scholarship award ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14