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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    Top Winter Scholarships

    Top Winter Scholarships
    Did you hear the news? The infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on February 2, also known as Groundhog's Day. You know what that means: six more weeks of winter. But, don't let the news of a longer winter get you down! Warm up and celebrate the snow with these winter-themed scholarships, instead. Note: Many of these scholarships are school-specific, ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +97
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +39
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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 year ago | Rated: +63
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Valentine’s Day Scholarships

    Valentine’s Day Scholarships
    Valentine’s Day is a time for love and, at Fastweb, we love scholarships! To celebrate our love, we thought we’d share some amazing opportunities with our members. Check out these Valentine’s Day scholarships you’ll absolutely fall in love with! $10,000 Create Valentines for Older Adults Scholarship Deadline: 2/15/15 Available to: Age Max 25 Years Award Amount: $10,000 Create handmade Valentine’s Day ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +83
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +49
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Spring Scholarships

    Spring Scholarships
    It's been a long winter and we're more than ready to welcome spring with open arms. To get you thinking spring, we searched our database for our top spring-themed scholarships. When we think spring, we think of planting flowers, singing in showers and, of course, rebirth (aka, baby animals). Also, sunshine and lots of eco-efforts because of Earth Day. So, that ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +33
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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 5 years ago | Rated: -34
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Beware: Student Scams!

    Beware: Student Scams!
    Con-artists target the weak, the naïve and desperate. We’re not saying that’s what you are, however, when you’re an inexperienced student, struggling to pay for school, you’re likely to seek out solutions to supporting yourself. This is exactly what they [the con-artists] are hoping for – your search coupled with vulnerability. Safe-guard yourself and your finances by becoming aware of scams ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +52
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2010

    Scholarship Spotlight: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2010
    What is your vision for yourself after college? Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com want to help you frame your future and attain your dreams. So, show us what your future looks like! WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? $6,000 in Scholarships! We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to five “success-driven” students! One of these five students (Grand Prize Winner) will also receive a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +164
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    Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

    Patti Ross knows what makes a successful scholarship application. It's not necessarily the intricacies of a scholarship application essay. Rather, it's mastering the basics of applying. Ross highlights the following essentials: Research--know the DEADLINES Personal awareness--take a personal survey Accuracy on application Feedback from others Ross can't stress deadlines enough. Nothing looks worse for an applicant than to turn in their ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Social Media Internships

    Social Media Internships
    By now, it’s been drilled into our minds: yes, social media can impact your future. But, why not use that fact to your advantage? If you’re into social media, why not apply for an internship that involves social media skills? There are plenty of opportunities out there for the Internet-savvy student! Check out the following internships, involving social media skills: Fashion ...
    Published 20 days ago | Rated: +75
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    Kiss Summer Goodbye Scholarships

    Kiss Summer Goodbye Scholarships
    While your days of basking in the warm, summer sun may nearly be over, your chances at winning a scholarship while summer’s end still lingers. Furthermore, these scholarships won’t take up what little time you have left to enjoy the last days of summer. They are quick and easy to apply to, for the most part. Before you hit the books ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +46
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    Scholarship Spotlight: DNA Day Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: DNA Day Essay Contest
    The DNA Day Essay Contest is available to students in grades 9-12. Students must compose an essay of no more than 700 words that examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions. *Deadline:* March 7, 2011 *Website:* ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +40
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