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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: -25
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    Sports Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Athletes

    Sports Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Athletes
    Approximately 1% to 2% of undergraduate students in Bachelor's degree programs receive athletic scholarships, a total of about $1 billion a year. Additional facts and figures concerning athletic scholarships may be found in the Backgrounder: Athletic Scholarships. Of schools with a NCAA affiliation, only Division I and Division II schools may offer athletic scholarships. Division III schools -- the most prestigious ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students

    10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students
    Being a college student takes insurmountable time and effort – not to mention good old fashioned hard work. The good news is, people notice. And it’s the people noticing that creating the very scholarships you’re likely to notice – those with the hefty amounts. The following ten scholarships fall into that category, with jaw-dropping amounts that’ll knock your socks off, making ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +40
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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: Social ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +45
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +58
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +42
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    Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply

    Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply
    They call it summer break for a reason! Even if you’re working full-time at a camp, fast food joint or business, there is one big time drain missing from your life: homework. Not to mention, there are no after-school clubs, athletics or programs to attend. That’s a pretty big relief after the busy year you’ve had, right? Well, while you’re kicking ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +35
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    Athletes and Parents: Find the Right Financial Fit

    Athletes and Parents: Find the Right Financial Fit
    The U.S. economy is, as we all know, on shaky ground. With demands so high and resources often scarce, we often find ourselves torn between the proverbial rock and hard place when it comes to decisions about the best interests of our families and ourselves. When will things begin to turn around? In the longer term, will parents have enough set ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Lowe's Scholarship

    Lowe's Scholarship
    Recipients of a Lowe's scholarship must demonstrate community service through leadership. [gate] The program awards up to 50 winners who receive $50,000 each for their full-time undergraduate college career. The Lowe's Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. Get more information on the Lowe's Scholarship.
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +3
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    "A Voice for Animals" High School Essay Contest

    "A Voice for Animals" High School Essay Contest
    The "A Voice for Animals" Essay Contest is open to high school and home schooled students who are under the age of 19. To be eligible, you must establish or become involved with a project that address either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction. Your project ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +70
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    Tuition Tax Credits

    Paying for a college education can be financially taxing. Fortunately, the Treasury Department has set up the Hope Scholarship Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit for students and their families. These credits can help soften some of the impact that higher education can have on the family budget. Tax Credits: How Much Can You Save? Unlike scholarships that reduce tuition payments or ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Fastweb's Winners Circle: Rachel Eve

    Fastweb's Winners Circle: Rachel Eve
    If you haven’t already heard, Fastweb recently gave away $15,000 in the Take a Shot at $15k photo submission contest in honor of Fastweb’s 15 years online. The idea behind the contest was to ask Fastweb members to celebrate Fastweb by recreating the logo in the most creative way they could think of, snap a picture and submit it to our ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +34
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    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video

    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video
    Remember the Blair Witch Project? The student-filmed production, found a year after the "disappearance" of the three students who shot the haunting footage, won 11 film awards. Pretty good for amateurs. While you may not win any Oscars, a great video can win you money for school in video contests. FastWeb's Why I Deserve a Scholarship video contest is a great ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
    The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is open to full - time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. To enter, you must submit an original creation with one image, in a digital JPEG image format, that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +85
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    Scholarships for Students Short on Time & Money

    Scholarships for Students Short on Time & Money
    Short on time? (Obviously, who isn’t?) Or, perhaps, you just don’t want to fool around with long essays and scholarship applications. Who can blame you? After all, those can be extremely exhausting. It’s an instant gratification culture, and you want to maximize your chances of winning scholarship money – and fast. Moreover, you deserve it. You’re a hard-working student. You study ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +80
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    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Student Finds a Way to Study What He Loves

    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Student Finds a Way to Study What He Loves
    October 1, 2010 Andy has been on Fastweb for the past five years or so, but didn’t start looking at the site seriously until two years ago. It was in that time that he fell in love with space travel and Aerospace Engineering, and knew that is what he wanted to study; he also knew he would have to find a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +41
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +79
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