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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +34
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +65
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +45
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +50
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +72
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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 about 6 years 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 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: -26
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +68
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    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips

    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips
    As an editor for Fastweb, I’m familiar with the scholarship application process. I receive daily questions from scholarship seekers regarding the scholarship application process, what advice I have for winning scholarships and students’ frustrations when they have not been successful in winning scholarships. As a result, I’d like to share what I've learned so that students are able to apply that ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +43
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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    LGBTQ Community Scholarships

    LGBTQ Community Scholarships
    June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride (LGBT) Pride Month and, in support, Fastweb is working to connect students with educational opportunities that will only further equality for years to come. Such opportunities like scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships available to the LGBTQ community are not just available to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, but ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +82
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +59
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Scholarships

    Nursing Scholarships
    It’s a great time to pursue a career in nursing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employment in the field is projected for continual growth of up to 25 percent (compared to the national average of 11 percent) through the year 2022. Large numbers of current licensed practical and vocational nurses continually retire on an annual basis, making room ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +46
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +69
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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