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    Weird Scholarships

    Weird Scholarships
    Everyone is normal until you get to know them. Then, “the weird” comes out. By fully embracing your weird factor, you could land yourself some serious scholarship money to help pay your college tuition. From paranormal activity to the Klingon dialect, we’re spreading the weird with our top 15 weird scholarships. Writers of the Future Contest L. Ron Hubbard wasn’t just ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +670
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    Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students

    Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students
    National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. It's a time to recognize contributions from Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well as celebrate their culture, positive influence on America and heritage. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we've put together a list of scholarships that celebrate Hispanic and Latino roots which, in ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +306
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    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake

    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake
    It's official: The deadline for the Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest was June 22nd and our judges are in deep, editing the more than 4,000 essays we received. There are some great entries, but we also noticed some frequent mistakes students make that can instantly disqualify you from an essay contest. Here, an example of what NOT to do ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1936
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    Becas para Estudiantes Hispanos y Latinos

    Esta guía enumera más de 100 becas para estudiantes hispanos y latinos que van a empezar a matricularse en programas universitarios, a estudiantes que ya atienden la universidad y para estudiantes profesionales, de posgrado. Sugerimos que estudiantes también usen el servicio de búsqueda de becas en el sitio de Fastweb. La base de datos de becas de Fastweb incluye nuevos premios ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +94
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +62
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    Celebrity Scholarships

    Celebrity Scholarships
    Celebrities: you know them well enough that it feels as if they’re actually your friends. What better way to payback super-fans than by paying for their education? Many of these scholarships are renewed annually. If they're not open currently, the applications guidelines are detailed on their respective web sites. Don’t worry! You won’t miss out - Fastweb will send you a ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +111
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    Celebrate Halloween with Weird Scholarships

    Celebrate Halloween with Weird Scholarships
    From the wacky to downright weird, these scholarships leave you hanging on every word and wondering: how many people actually apply for these? October is the perfect time to celebrate the offbeat, the oddball and the obscure - after all, that's exactly what the spirit of Halloween embraces, isn't it? So, whether you're looking for a spooky scholarship to celebrate the ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +77
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    Mystery Donor Gives $76 Million to Colleges for Scholarships

    Mystery Donor Gives $76 Million to Colleges for Scholarships
    College students have it tough these days — scholarship money is scarce and even loans are harder to come by. Endowments are shrinking and the need for financial aid is exploding. Well, someone took notice — someone with $76 million dollars to spare. In a mystery worthy of the finest TV detectives, an anonymous donor has given $76 million to 15 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +224
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    Scholarship Essays and How to Handle Them

    Scholarship Essays and How to Handle Them
    The essay: It's the most important part of your scholarship application, and it can be the hardest. But the essay shouldn't keep you from applying. Take a look at some commonly asked essay questions and use them to prepare for your scholarship applications. Brainstorm ideas, do some research or create your own "stock" of scholarship essays. When the time comes, you'll ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +95
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    Scholarships for Women

    Scholarships for Women
    Scholarships come in all varieties – race, ethnicity and, of course, gender. Many celebrate fierce females by awarding remarkable women in certain fields of study or through various organizations which focus on different aspects, such as women’s studies, the empowerment of women and endowments specifically left to female students. To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +103
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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 12 months ago | Rated: +45
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    Are Scholarships Taxable? Find Out Now

    Are Scholarships Taxable? Find Out Now
    Congratulations! You've won a scholarship! You'll want to call Mom, Dad, Grandma, Cousin Bob ... and Uncle Sam. Your scholarship may count as income; if so, it will be taxed. To make sure you're ready for tax-time, find out if your award is taxable and what you need to do to file your return. Tax-free Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship is ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +53
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    This Black Friday, Shop for Scholarships

    This Black Friday, Shop for Scholarships
    While the country counts down to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas, savvy shoppers are looking forward to another “holiday” of sorts. Black Friday is quickly approaching and the rumored deals are only getting better as TV commercials and ad campaigns announce the lowest prices ever on electronics, clothing and vacation getaways. But there may be one shopping deal that you aren't ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +46
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +51
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    How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship

    How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship
    Whether you dream of studying anthropology in Ghana or business in Germany, one scholarship can make it possible. Recent college graduates, graduate students and doctoral candidates with an interest in international travel and a passion for a field of study should take a look at the Fulbright Student Scholarship. Supported by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +79
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    Apply for Scholarships: 10 You Could Win Now

    Apply for Scholarships: 10 You Could Win Now
    Scholarships aren’t just available at certain times of the year, and they’re not just open to high school seniors. Rather, scholarships are available year-round. So whether you’re a high school student, transitioning into college or preparing for your last year of school ever, there are scholarships out there for the taking! Check out 10 scholarships that you can apply for now. ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Volunteer Scholarships

    Volunteer Scholarships
    November is the ideal time for community service. Thanksgiving reminds us to give back to others, you’re conveniently on holiday break from school and it’s great for your college applications. Plus, community service offers a wide range of activities which you can do with the family, bringing you closer together. As if that’s not enough incentive to spend your extra time ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +70
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    Weird Scholarships, Part 3

    Weird Scholarships, Part 3
    While definitely the most popular, unusual scholarships are oftentimes the most exclusive. Their eligibility requirements are strict, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find an unusual scholarship for which you qualify. This list of scholarships s organized according to some of the more common subcategories of unusual scholarships, such as physical characteristics, creativity, last name, sports, field of study, the final ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +37
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    Summertime Scholarships to Apply for Now

    Summertime Scholarships to Apply for Now
    Summer is a time to relax, but it's also a great time to uncover some financial aid, if you know where to look. FastWeb has highlighted a few summer-themed scholarships that are open now (or will be soon) that you can work on while taking breaks from your beach reading. You may not be eligible for all scholarships. FastWeb recommends that ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Honors Scholarships

    Honors Scholarships
    While a plethora of scholarships exist to award students based on ethnic background, extracurricular activity and athletics, some students want to be noticed for the hard work they’ve done in the classroom. Whether it’s by joining an honor society or ranking first in the class, an honors scholarship not only recognizes that achievement but also awards it. As an honors scholarship ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +149
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