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    Navigate Summer Scholarships

    Navigate Summer Scholarships
    With summer setting in you’re probably thinking of all the things you want to do with your time off. While relaxing, sleeping in, seeing friends and soaking up sun is what you’ve waited for all school year long it’s important to not forget about scholarships and the school year ahead. Here’s some scholarships and ideas on where to look for scholarships ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Scholarship Spotlight: "A GPA Isn't Everything" $1,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: "A GPA Isn't Everything" $1,000
    Have a strong extracurricular, leadership and/or volunteer record, but a lack luster GPA? If you answered "yes" than this scholarship is for you! This scholarship will award $1,000 to one student who has shown a strong commitment to life outside of class! And the best part? Almost anyone can apply! It's open to all majors and several grade levels. Read more... ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Patriotic Scholarships

    Patriotic Scholarships
    A true patriot is red, white and blue, inside and out. If you're a true patriot, then the following Americana-themed scholarships are right up your alley. Nothing encompasses the American dream more than these patriotic scholarships. Scholarship opportunities enable students to gain access to higher education through helping to paying for school. Think about it: aren't opportunities really at the heart ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +54
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    Scholarships for Women

    Scholarships for Women
    Today, women dominate college campuses, in more ways than one. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are over 1.3 million more women than men enrolled in an institution of higher education. If that doesn’t speak to “girl power,” then what possibly could? As a result, the Fastweb database contains a plethora of scholarships for women. Whether you’re ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Fastweb's Scholarship Directory

    Fastweb's Scholarship Directory
    Did you know that Fastweb has a scholarship directory? It's a handy tool that allows you to search scholarships by categories, including the following: • Scholarships by School Year • Ethnicity Scholarships • Scholarships for Honor Students • Military Scholarships • Scholarships by Race • Scholarships for Unique Situations Here’s a breakdown of the different sub-categories, to help your search: Scholarships ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +53
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    Financial Aid for Hispanic Students

    With the tuition at both public and private colleges skyrocketing, contemplating the total cost of a college degree can be daunting. Luckily there are millions of dollars available in scholarships, grants and other financial aid that you usually don't have to pay back. And if you're Hispanic, there are many scholarships earmarked especially for you. "Once you start doing some research, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Kathleen from Tennessee

    FastWeb's Winner Circle: Kathleen from Tennessee
    What is the name of the scholarship? And how much did you win? The scholarship was the Janette Ranking Foundation Grant and I won $2,000 per year. What did you use your scholarship money for? I used it for books and buying a computer. How do you stay organized in your scholarship search? I do some research on FastWeb as a ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +97
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    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: David

    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: David
    Meet David, a 20-year-old from Gaithersburg, MD, and winner of GotChosen’s 40K to Give Away Scholarship. David is currently a junior at Montgomery Community College studying Environmental Science and Policy. David’s father was originally the person who encouraged him to apply for scholarships but he knew his chances would be better the more he applied for. “My dad was a pretty ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Painting Your Scholarship Portrait

    Painting Your Scholarship Portrait
    Some scholarship applications bring home the bucks—but plenty of others don't. When you put these two groups of applications side by side, the differences are like night and day. What Makes a Winning Application Unsuccessful scholarship applications, more often then not, resembled a laundry list of activities, awards, and accomplishments. Although these credentials were often impressive in and of themselves, reading ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies

    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies
    What seems like an oxymoron may actually be reality. Colleges are making it difficult, if not impossible, for students to attend school completely free of charge, even if they receive scholarship aid. Often times, schools require students to pay a portion of their tuition bill out of pocket, regardless of the amount a student has been given for financial aid. What’s ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel

    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel
    Curious if people actually win scholarships through Fastweb? They absolutely do and here’s another $40k winner to prove it! Daniel Guerriero, 19, is going into his sophomore year at University of South Carolina who won GotChosen's GotScholarship $40k Give Away. [gate] How many scholarships did you apply for before you won this one? I only applied to a few, around 4 ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +40
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    Scholarship Scam Red Flags

    Scholarship Scam Red Flags
    Scholarships are a wonderful option for students that would like help paying for school. As with anything good, there are people out there who will take advantage of students’ trust and hopes for the future. As a leading scholarship database, Fastweb screens all of the scholarships available on the site and does not charge anything for its services. There are, however, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +39
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    Second Round Knockout: Survive Round Two of the Scholarship Game

    Second Round Knockout: Survive Round Two of the Scholarship Game
    You feel confident about your scholarship essay. It's a neat, well-written piece. There's a great chance you'll pass the first round and be in contention for the award. What about the second round? Now you're up against applicants who also submitted neat, well-written essays. Now the judges are pickier. These essay errors commonly knockout applicants in the second round: Vaguely Addressing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +35
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +49
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    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 2: Fraud

    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 2: Fraud
    It sounded promising at first. The financial aid seminar that advertised a secret scoop on how to fund your education. The generous scholarship you qualified for without ever applying. But now you suspect the offers may not be legitimate. So what should you do if you think you're faced with a scam? 1. Protect your wallet. Trust your gut in these ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Six Flags Friends Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Six Flags Friends Scholarship
    DoSomething.org and Six Flags are giving away six $1,500 college scholarships. Scholarship money will go directly to the college or university the winner is enrolled in. If the winner is not yet enrolled in a school, the money will be held until the winner chooses a school. Scholarships will be given to young leaders who are taking action to make a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -34
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    HUGE High School Scholarships

    HUGE High School Scholarships
    High school is filled with some of life’s greatest moments, but also can be very stressful. You get to attend prom but, then again, there are college applications. Graduation is near but, unfortunately, you also had to take your SATs and ACTs. Wouldn't a scholarship with a larger than life amount help dim the not-so-savory memories? We think so. At the ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +45
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    Top 10 Scholarships of Winter

    Top 10 Scholarships of Winter
    Don't let winter's chilly weather get you down. Warm up with these winter-themed scholarships. Note: Many of these scholarships are school-specific. Also, you may not be eligible for all scholarships. FastWeb recommends that you check the scholarship sponsor Web sites for availability and eligibility. Snowboard Scholarship Hit the half-pipe with your pockets full of cash by applying to this snowboarding scholarship, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -17
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    Big Dig Scholarship

    Big Dig Scholarship
    The Big Dig Scholarship is available to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores. [gate] To be considered, you must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words that addresses the following issue: "In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard. They are going to find something that you buried ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +35
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