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    Scholarship Spotlight: You Deserve a Financial Break, $5,000!

    Scholarship Spotlight: You Deserve a Financial Break, $5,000!
    It's that time of year again...FAFSA time! And we know how it is. The paperwork. The collaboration with your parents. The frustration. All to get whatever financial aid you can. Well, FastWeb wants to make your life a little easier. We want to give you a break. A financial break! And we could be giving it to you in the form ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +197
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +50
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    Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships

    Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships
    Prestigious scholarships are among the most well-known and most generous scholarships, but are also the most competitive. They are national or international in scope. Winning one of these awards marks you with a stamp of excellence that can open doors. Some of these awards require nomination by the student's school and do not accept applications directly from students. Jack Kent Cooke ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Back to Basics: Scholarships for Everyone

    Back to Basics: Scholarships for Everyone
    November is National Scholarship Month and we’re celebrating because we know firsthand that scholarships change lives. So, this month, we’re going back to basics, highlighting scholarships offering something for everyone. Youth Voter Awareness Scholarship DoSomething.org and Virgin Mobile have partnered together to let the voice of the next generation be heard. Simply go their site and register to vote if you’re ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +51
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    College Athletic Scholarships

    College Athletic Scholarships
    How would you like to play your favorite sport on a college team and get financial assistance for it? You can! According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) about $1 billion worth of scholarships are awarded to around 126,000 student-athletes every year. Getting an athletic scholarship is challenging, but you can make it easier on yourself by learning the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +210
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    Community Service Scholarships

    Community Service Scholarships
    Community service scholarships reward you for helping others. It's a nice way of doing well by doing good. In addition to the resources listed below, students who are involved in volunteering and community service should ask whether there are any awards available at the location where they perform their community service. It is quite common for hospitals and nursing homes, veterans ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +45
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    10 Ways to Make Scholarship Sponsors Love You

    10 Ways to Make Scholarship Sponsors Love You
    Before you submit your scholarship application, check out these tips, provided by scholarship sponsors nationwide. Tip #1: Apply only if you are eligible. Read all the scholarship requirements and directions carefully to make sure you're eligible before you send in your application. Tip #2: Complete the application in full. If a question doesn't apply, note that on the application. Don't ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +160
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    Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships

    Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships
    Weird. Wacky. Outlandish. Some of the most ridiculous things in life are what you take notice of. The same goes with scholarships. Some of the best are also some of the silliest, weirdest, oddball awards that often get a "I can get an award for what?!" type of reaction. This is exactly why they’re worth celebrating. Here are some of Fastweb’s ...
    Published 14 days ago | Rated: +125
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    Scholarships for Unusual Talent

    Scholarships for Unusual Talent
    Shaquille O'Neal earned a basketball scholarship to Louisiana State University. The 2005 Nobel Prize Winner in physics, John L. Hall, won a science scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. But you don't have to be a basketball star or science wiz to win money for college. Scholarships designed for students with unique talents can help fund your degree.RodeoWhether you're a barrel racer ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +60
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    Private School Scholarships for K-12

    Private School Scholarships for K-12
    Fastweb is well-known as a source of information about college scholarships, so it's not surprising that families turn to Fastweb for information about paying for private elementary, middle and secondary schools. The main sources of money for private schools are scholarships, loans and tuition installment plans. Scholarships for private schools are often called voucher programs. Families can also save tax-free for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Scholarships for Your Personality Type

    Scholarships for Your Personality Type
    How do you define yourself? You’re unique and, although you cannot possibly be defined by one personality trait, sometimes one trait is all it takes to qualify for an amazing award. Perhaps even several! Whether you’re an activist, a poet or a social media savant – Fastweb has scholarships suited to your application needs – and many more where those came ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +259
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    11 Scholarships on 11/11/11

    11 Scholarships on 11/11/11
    In celebration of today’s palindrome, 11/11/11, as well as National Scholarship Month, we’re highlighting 11 scholarships that you can still apply for this November. The highlighted scholarships range in school year requirements, from age 13 to post-doctoral candidates, and cover a wide spectrum of areas of interest like duck calling, automotives and educational and volunteer travel. There is a scholarship for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

    12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship
    What if you had all the secrets to winning a scholarship? Would you tell the world -- or keep them for yourself? Nationally recognized financial aid and scholarship expert, Mark Kantrowitz, does have all the secrets, and fortunately, he's spilling everything he knows. Kantrowitz has provided Fastweb with the top 12 tips on winning a scholarship: 1. Start searching for scholarships ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +123
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +61
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000
    The Campus Discovery Scholarship is available to current college students as well as those who have graduated in 2008 or 2009. You must complete a survey and submit an original response to the question: "Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +122
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    Minority Scholarships

    Minority Scholarships
    In 1976, college campuses looked a lot different than they do today. Over 80% of the students attending college were Caucasian, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Now, however, the NCES reports that minorities comprise over 33% of the number of students enrolled in college—that’s more than double the amount that were attending 30 years ago. This percentage ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts

    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts
    Want to hear from us? Sign up for Fastweb's newsletters and get our most popular and useful insider advice, tips and awards sent straight to your inbox every week. In our newsletters, you'll also find out about under-the-radar scholarships you might have never known were available! And, never miss a scholarship you qualify for again! Sign up for our scholarship alerts ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +77
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    Top Ten Scholarship Email Etiquette Tips

    Top Ten Scholarship  Email Etiquette Tips
    Email may be a quick way to communicate, but don’t forget your etiquette when emailing with admissions counselors, scholarship sponsors and financial aid officers. Make a good impression with these tips. 1. Do not type in all caps Writing in caps makes it seem like you are shouting, and some readers find it more difficult to read. If you want to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +118
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