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    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over

    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over
    Aside from any special essays, there are a few subjects that should always be in your scholarship essay. Your financial situation. You’re asking for money, so be honest of your situation. On the other hand, don’t turn it into a sob story unless it really, truly is a sob story. Background and accomplishments. The scholarship committee wants to know about you ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +66
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    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 asking high school students all across the country to submit an audio tape of their answer on heroes in America. An applicant from each state will be selected for an ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!

    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!
    Joanne Fernandez has a fear of student loans. But knowing that her parents couldn’t afford to pay for both college and her dream of going to medical school, Joanne decided to take matters into her own hands. Instead of letting her fear paralyze her, she got on the Internet and started searching for scholarships. FastWeb was the first place she looked. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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    Summer Scholarships

    Summer Scholarships
    Fun in the sun. Being outside with friends. The 4th of July, swimming at the lake and eating more ice cream than you ever thought imaginable. These are just some of the many summer activities people enjoy – and get scholarships for, too. So, why shouldn't you? Below is a list of summer-themed scholarships for you to peruse and apply for ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +65
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    10 Scholarships for the Everyday Student

    10 Scholarships for the Everyday Student
    You don’t have to be a rock star student or the MVP of your basketball team to win a scholarship. There are scholarships for every type of student, and that includes scholarships for students that shine in their own unique way. Sure, you may not be going to Harvard, playing Division 1 football or dancing down the halls of Julliard, but ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +64
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    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search

    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search
    If you’re a student, you probably feel conflicted between your scholarship search and the responsibilities of school. On top of attending classes, you likely have responsibilities like extracurricular activities, volunteering, homework and, not to mention, you probably want a little time left over for some sort of social life. Plus, if you’re a high school student, you are expected to study ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +62
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    Scholarships to Apply for NOW!

    Scholarships to Apply for NOW!
    Heading back to school? While that means you’re going to encounter great new courses, classmates and experiences, you’re also going to start getting larger-than-life tuition bills. It’s pretty difficult to handle those bills as a college or graduate student. But, what if it were possible to alleviate the anxiety with a simple solution? Good news – there’s a simple and effective ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +62
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    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends

    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends
    There's an award listed on your scholarship opportunities page that's a perfect match for you. But applying for it keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list. Why the procrastination? It's worth a measly $500. Tuition at an average, public, four-year college costs more than $12,000 per year, so you're not going to bother going after a few hundred ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +61
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    What to Do Once You Have Applied

    What to Do Once You Have Applied
    Now that you’ve postmarked your application or hit that “Send” button in your email browser, your new mentality is probably out of sight, out of mind. Though your focus should be on other scholarship applications, there are still some “to-dos” to check off of your list for this particular scholarship. Send a follow-up email Give your application about 7 – 10 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +61
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    Scholarship Spotlight: $5K, Open to All Majors! What Would You Do if You Had Cancer?

    Scholarship Spotlight: $5K, Open to All Majors! What Would You Do if You Had Cancer?
    Name: James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund Provided By: Cancer Monthly, LLC Deadline: February 26, 2010 Type of Award: Scholarship Amount: $5000 Awards Available: Unspecified Website: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp Description: The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund is only open to currently enrolled college/university students in the United States (High school students are ineligible). To qualify, you must write an essay about what ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +59
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    Scholarship Triathlon Leg Two: Win $2,500

    Scholarship Triathlon Leg Two:  Win $2,500
    Everyone deserves a scholarship, but only one will win the Scholarship Triathlon's 2nd Leg grand prize: Why I Deserve a Scholarship. Starting August 1, 2009, you can upload a 1-3 minute video on why you deserve a scholarship of $2,500. The video with the most votes as of September 7, 2009 will walk away with the grand prize! And there's more! ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Black Friday Scholarships & Internships

    Black Friday Scholarships & Internships
    The holidays have arrived earlier than ever this season (at least it feels that way). No matter what holiday you observe, one “holiday” seems to be shared by everyone – Black Friday. Everyone wants the steals and deals offered on Black Friday and, of course, Cyber Monday, too. But, are you aware of the Black Friday deals and savings that won’t ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +56
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    Larger than Life Awards for Grad Students

    Larger than Life Awards for Grad Students
    So you’re a grad student. You may know a whole lot but did you know it’s not too late to get help paying for school? There are plenty of graduate school fellowships, grants and scholarships available to Fastweb members, many of which with amounts that will make your jaw drop. These programs are impressive, prestigious and will give you bragging rights ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +55
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    Scholarships for College Students

    Scholarships for College Students
    Good news: the scholarship search doesn’t have to stop just because you’ve enrolled in college. In fact, there are just as many scholarships out there for college students as there are for high school students. However, the common misconception that students can only win scholarships in their senior year of high school keeps college students from applying. Now, Fastweb is putting ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +51
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    10 Scam Warning Signs

    10 Scam Warning Signs
    Knowing these warning signs can keep you from being a scholarship scam victim. 1. Fees: You shouldn't have to pay to search for or apply for scholarships. Check out the free scholarship search at FastWeb.com. 2. Credit card or bank account information needed: You should never have to give credit card or bank account information to award providers. 3. Scholarship guarantee: ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Five Scholarship Myths

    Five Scholarship Myths
    I'm about to dispel five widespread myths about winning scholarships. Myths that have, unfortunately, prevented many deserving students from winning money for. By learning the truth behind these myths, you'll gain a better understanding of the essential "rules" of the college scholarships game. MYTH #1: "Only students with high academic achievement win merit scholarships." The Real Story: Scholarships are awarded ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +50
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    Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest

    Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest
    The Olive Garden Pasta Tales Essay Contest asks applicants, "If you were given $5,000 to support education in your local community, how would you use it, and why?" A grand prize winner will be chosen and flown to New York City for a three-day vacation as well as win a $2,500 savings bond. [gate] Essays must be anywhere from 250 - ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +49
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    Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply

    Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply
    They call it summer break for a reason! Even if you’re working full-time at a camp, fast food joint or business, there is one big time drain missing from your life: homework. Not to mention, there are no after-school clubs, athletics or programs to attend. That’s a pretty big relief after the busy year you’ve had, right? Well, while you’re kicking ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +49
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    Mother’s Day Scholarships for Everyone in the Family

    Mother’s Day Scholarships for Everyone in the Family
    This Mother’s Day, why not do something nice for mom and apply for a scholarship? Fastweb has plenty of opportunities for students to do just that, by applying for one – or many – of the scholarships listed below. We know that Mother’s Day is all about celebrating moms, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate family, too. Take time to ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +48
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    Scholarships 2014

    Scholarships 2014
    It’s time to kick-off a year new, which means new opportunities galore. In our eyes, that means new and exciting scholarship opportunities for anyone and everyone! Start the New Year off right by applying for the below 2014 scholarships but – wait – don’t stop there! Be sure to check out your 2014 scholarship matches for even more opportunities to make ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +46
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