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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
Financial Aid for African-American Students

Financial Aid for African-American Students

Paying for college is tough. Luckily, many schools and organizations want to encourage access to higher education for African Americans and other minority students. Examples of some of the good financial ...

By Damon Brown
Published September 3, 2008
Scholarship Spotlight: William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Scholarship Spotlight: William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose is available to graduating college seniors. You must demonstrate passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal ...

Published December 10, 2010
First Generation Scholarships for Students

First Generation Scholarships for Students

As a first-generation college student, attending college isn’t just a big milestone for you. Rather, it’s a huge step for your entire family. Colleges and universities across the country recognize this ...

Published September 22, 2010
Scholarship Spotlight: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship

Scholarship Spotlight: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship

The "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors. The scholarship is to be used toward an adventure totally unrelated to the student's coursework or career. Applicants must ...

Published November 19, 2010
Seeking Your Scholarship Letter of Recommendation

Seeking Your Scholarship Letter of Recommendation

Get the green light on your scholarship letters of rec.

By Roxana Hadad
Published April 21, 2009
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 ...

Published July 20, 2009
Scholarship Spotlight: Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

Scholarship Spotlight: Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is open to young people interested in protecting wildlife and the environment. The initiative seeks to elevate young people into leadership roles by engaging them in ...

Published December 10, 2010
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, ...

By Ryan Uricks
Published May 18, 2009
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. ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published May 18, 2009
How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship

How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright Scholarship recepients are exposed to global learning.

By Bridget Kulla
Published April 21, 2009
Be Smart in Finding Scholarships this Summer

Be Smart in Finding Scholarships this Summer

So you thought that applying for colleges was the only time-consuming obligation necessary to finding the perfect school. Then you start talking finances with your parents and learn that you need ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published May 5, 2014
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 ...

Published September 23, 2010
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
Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

Patti Ross knows what makes a successful scholarship application. It's not necessarily the intricacies of a scholarship application essay. Rather, it's mastering the basics of applying. Ross highlights the following essentials: ...

Published May 15, 2009
Scholarship Criteria Fails to Represent the "Real" You

Scholarship Criteria Fails to Represent the "Real" You

I’ve been thinking lately about scholarships. It could be that we’ll be financing three college educations next fall and the need for scholarships has increased exponentially. As I search through FastWeb, ...

Published June 5, 2007
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 ...

Published July 3, 2009
Ace Your Scholarship Interview

Ace Your Scholarship Interview

Make a great impression on the scholarship committee.

By Lisa Portenga, Scholarship Coordinator for the Fremont Area Foundation
Published March 5, 2009
Scholarships for Unusual Talents & Hobbies

Scholarships for Unusual Talents & Hobbies

There's a scholarship for just about everything and everyone - even the most offbeat talents and hobbies!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 1, 2016
Scholarship Opportunities for Men

Scholarship Opportunities for Men

Learn more about opportunities and scholarships for men.

Published February 23, 2016