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    Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid

    Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid
    Scholarships are a valuable part of college financing. But you may be surprised to learn that scholarships may actually reduce the amount of financial aid you receive from your school. Three national scholarship experts comment on this issue. • David L. Pardieck, director of financial assistance, Bradley University • W. Scott Friedhoff, Ph.D., associate provost for enrollment management, Bradley University • ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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    Holiday Scholarships

    Holiday Scholarships
    Tis' the season to get a scholarship! These holiday award opportunities will surely leave you feeling jolly and bright. After all, what better way to get you in the spirit than opportunities to pay for school? Just think - you'll have that much more to save for years of holidays to come! All of the awards below are holiday-themed, whether in ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +38
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    Seeking Your Scholarship Letter of Recommendation

    Seeking Your Scholarship Letter of Recommendation
    Your scholarship application is complete. All that's left is your letter of recommendation. Your work is done, right? Actually, no. Even though you don't write the letter, you're responsible for making sure it gets written. And there's a lot you can do to ensure it's the best letter possible. Who Should Recommend You? The best recommendations come from people who ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    A Free Ride

    Students in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently learned they could get a free college education. A program called offers students who've spent their entire academic career in Kalamazoo public schools a free ride to any public college or university in Michigan. Anonymous donors interested in furthering economic development set up the scholarship fund. In 2007, 458 students were accepted to receive the Kalamazoo ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +36
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Single Parent Scholarships

    Single Parent Scholarships
    Single parents comprise a large fraction of returning and non-traditional students. On top of working and parenting, single parents are stretching themselves even further to attain a higher education that leads to a better lifestyle for their entire family. Fastweb recognizes this commitment and challenge by providing these returning and non-traditional students with single parent scholarships. Our database contains many single ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +29
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    It Takes Two Scholarships or More

    It Takes Two Scholarships or More
    Sometimes two is better than one. Get your friends together and learn more about scholarships that are group efforts. Scholarship competitions that allow you to work with partners can be a great way for you and your friends to earn money for college. Each person in your group contributes his or her talents and together you may win a scholarship you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    A Few Strings Attached: State Retention Programs

    How would you like to be rewarded for all those skipped parties, midnight cram sessions (and the good grades they got you) with a scholarship to Hometown U? OK, would you still like it if the administration told you that you’d have to take a job with a company in the state and keep working there for several years, despite other ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -25
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Win $100,000 and Change the World

    Win $100,000 and Change the World
    Could you use $100,000 to change the world? The Do Something Awards celebrate young people 25 and under who are tackling a problem and changing the world. Five nominees will be rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in a live VH1 TV show, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +72
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    Develop Your Scholarship Game Plan

    Develop Your Scholarship Game Plan
    To mount an effective scholarship campaign, the first thing you need is a winning game plan. Start by implementing the following four key action strategies. 1. Plan to apply for as many scholarships as possible Some students make the mistake of thinking that they maximize their chances of winning by pouring all of their energy into one or two scholarships. But ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Scholarships for Men

    Scholarships for Men
    Today, men aren’t choosing to attend college because it’s a family tradition. Rather, they see it as an investment in their intellect and therefore, the future. After all, a Bachelor’s degree increases lifetime income by $1.2 million more than a high school diploma. To make college possible for young men all over the country, the Fastweb database contains a massive amount ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +66
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    Promotional Awards Can Make the Difference

    Promotional Awards Can Make the Difference
    Many students don’t win scholarships for college — that’s according to a recent FastWeb poll of over 40,000 college students. According to the survey, about 80 percent of respondents have not received a single scholarship. While it seems that the overachievers eventually get cash from somewhere — be it their school or an independent scholarship donor — the “B” and “C” ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +58
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +37
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +46
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    Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

    Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
    Whether you’ve lived with a hearing problem all of your life or overcome a life-threatening disease, there are scholarships for students with disabilities to provide every educational advantage. Typically, students with disabilities have mounting bills for therapy, hospitalization and treatment, which means an education has to be put on the back burner. Fortunately, the Fastweb database contains a multitude of scholarships ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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