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    Scholarships for Writers

    Scholarships for Writers
    The written word is a powerful thing. And those that work to harness that power are often rewarded by scholarship providers. There are plenty of scholarships for writers available to students, whether the interest is in journalism, stories or writing of any other type. But, such scholarship aren't just limited to students with studies related to writing. They are also available ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +74
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +43
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    LGBTQ Community Scholarships

    LGBTQ Community Scholarships
    June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride (LGBT) Pride Month and, in support, Fastweb is working to connect students with educational opportunities that will only further equality for years to come. Such opportunities like scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships available to the LGBTQ community are not just available to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, but ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +51
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 5 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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +28
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Valentine’s Day Scholarships

    Valentine’s Day Scholarships
    Valentine’s Day is a time for love and, at Fastweb, we love scholarships! To celebrate our love, we thought we’d share some amazing opportunities with our members. Check out these Valentine’s Day scholarships you’ll absolutely fall in love with! Making Seniors Homemade Cards for Valentine’s Day Deadline: 2/15/14 Ages: College Freshman to Graduate Year 5 Create a handmade Valentine's Day cards ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +36
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    Scholarships & Internships for Animal Lovers

    Scholarships & Internships for Animal Lovers
    If you’re into friends of the four-legged variety, there are plenty of scholarships and internships that recognize and reward your passion! It doesn’t matter if your preference is fur, feathers or scales – there are scholarship and internship opportunities to suit every kind of animal lover out there. Fastweb listed them out so you can spend your extra time devoted to ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +45
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    Nursing Scholarships

    Nursing Scholarships
    If you’re interested in nursing, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 2.5 million nurses in the United States —the largest workforce within the clinical healthcare industry. What’s more, as more and more baby boomers retire, the U.S. is projected to experience a nursing shortage. Just as there are several types of nurses, there are ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: -19
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    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Jane Stanley from Indiana

    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Jane Stanley from Indiana
    Wondering who wins the scholarships posted on FastWeb? Students just like you win all the time! FastWeb has scholarships for high school, college, graduate and non-traditional students. Meet our most recent addition to the FastWeb Winner's Circle, Jane Stanley. Jane, a returning graduate student, says she found her scholarship while searching FastWeb for her 20 year old son! Find out how ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Get to Know the Scholarship Provider

    Patti Ross has been working as the Vice President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for 15 years. She also partners with FastWeb by providing insightful knowledge to students searching for scholarships as well as serving on the FastWeb Advisory Board to ensure that FastWeb is delivering the best product possible. As a guidance counselor, Ross' advice can benefit you as you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    New Study Reveals Popularity in High School is Indicator of Future Success

    New Study Reveals Popularity in High School is Indicator of Future Success
    Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga both admit to being picked on, or deemed “losers,” by the popular crowd in high school. And we all know now how disliked Mark Zuckerberg was during his Harvard days. However, all three have lived out a modern-day Revenge of the Nerds storyline, making millions and claiming celebrity status all over the world. It’s a classic, ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +9
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