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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 5 years ago | Rated: +27
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +122
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +139
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    Full Tuition Academic Scholarships

    Full Tuition Academic Scholarships
    Full tuition academic scholarships are often awarded by colleges as a way to attract talented students. The scholarships listed on this page satisfy the following criteria: • They cover at least full tuition and fees. • They are based on academic merit. • They are college-controlled (i.e., not a private sector scholarship or state program). These awards are only available to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +27
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +77
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Scholarships for African American Students

    Scholarships for African American Students
    Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, is the time in which Americans celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history. That makes this month the perfect time to celebrate the achievements of up-and-coming history makers, too. That means students like you! Scholarships include those from notable African American advancement organizations, like the NAACP, UNCF, as well ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +56
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +56
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    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 5 years ago | Rated: +110
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +121
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    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline

    Upgrade your Essay with an Awesome Outline
    Writing a scholarship essay is no easy feat. You could stare at the essay question for three hours hoping inspiration will strike, but outlining your essay is the better path. Ask yourself: How can I organize the information so the reader can understand? How can I make the subject compelling? Likewise, you should be asking the same questions of your readers. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +150
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    JAY Z’s Scholars

    JAY Z’s Scholars
    Is there anything this guy can’t do right? His global fame spans from his rapping, record producing, acting, writing and his superstar wife, Beyonce. As if that weren't enough, JAY Z is also a philanthropist who has started a foundation that awards students a brighter future. The opportunities are available through the Shawn Carter Foundation, a charitable organization that was officially ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +73
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    Scholarships for Private K-12 Schools

    Scholarships for Private K-12 Schools
    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 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Black Friday Awards

    Black Friday Awards
    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: +23
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    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online

    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online
    Ever been in the middle of an application and thought to yourself, "What's going to happen to my information?" You might jot down your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and even your social security number without thinking about it. But with identity theft on the rise, it's important to protect and safeguard your personal information, including when you apply for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +77
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    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Stephen Nettnin Wins nearly $200k in Scholarships via Fastweb!

    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Stephen Nettnin Wins nearly $200k in Scholarships via Fastweb!
    Stephen Nettnin applied for six scholarships before he found one that stuck. And boy was it a big one! A sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, Stephen wasn’t sure he’d win the SMART Scholarship for Service — which he found on Fastweb — when he applied for it. And the process wasn’t an easy one. The application process ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +83
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +35
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +64
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    Ace Your Scholarship Interview

    Ace Your Scholarship Interview
    A good interview is vital to your scholarship application. It's an opportunity to supplement your credentials with the kind of impression that can't be put on paper. But for most, interviews are a major source of stress. Keep the anxiety level under control by thinking ahead and following these tips from a scholarship expert. It's a Conversation To keep yourself ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +85
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    After-Graduation Possibilities: Prestigious International Fellowship Programs

    After-Graduation Possibilities: Prestigious International Fellowship Programs
    Receiving a Fulbright Scholarship sure sounds impressive. If you’re a Rhodes Scholar no one would doubt your academic chops. But what exactly are they? They’re just two of several international grants and fellowships that fund a wide variety of independently-designed projects and advanced academic study abroad for recent college graduates. In other words, you could get paid to study a topic ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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