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    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video

    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video
    Remember the Blair Witch Project? The student-filmed production, found a year after the "disappearance" of the three students who shot the haunting footage, won 11 film awards. Pretty good for amateurs. While you may not win any Oscars, a great video can win you money for school in video contests. FastWeb's Why I Deserve a Scholarship video contest is a great ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
    The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is open to full - time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. To enter, you must submit an original creation with one image, in a digital JPEG image format, that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +86
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Spring Scholarships

    Spring Scholarships
    It's been a long winter and we're more than ready to welcome spring with open arms. To get you thinking spring, we searched our database for our top spring-themed scholarships. When we think spring, we think of planting flowers, singing in showers and, of course, rebirth (aka, baby animals). Also, sunshine and lots of eco-efforts because of Earth Day. So, that ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +29
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Organizing Your Scholarship Search

    Organizing Your Scholarship Search
    You know there are a million scholarships out there, but where do you begin finding the right one for you? Starting your search can feel intimidating and staying on top of it all can be even more difficult. So, what’s the big secret? Organization is the key! Here is a step-by-step list you can follow to keep your scholarship search organized ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +34
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +44
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship
    DoSomething.org states that texting and driving is the cause of between 8 to 11 deaths per day. Another source, Textinganddrivingsafety.com, also reports that drivers who are texting take their eyes off of the road for roughly five seconds, which is the equivalent of an entire football field. With that, text messaging makes a crash 23 times more likely to occur. The ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +39
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Winning a Scholarship

    Winning a Scholarship
    One of the most common questions we receive at Fastweb is how to increase your chances of winning a scholarship. To help answer these questions, Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized financial expert, put together a list of tips to help you achieve scholarship search success.[gate] Kantro cautions that many of these tips may sound like common sense but, unfortunately, common sense ...
    Published 30 days ago | Rated: +42
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -19
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