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    Winning a Scholarship

    Winning a Scholarship
    One of the most common questions we receive at Fastweb is how to increase your chances of winning a scholarship. To help answer these questions, Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized financial expert, put together a list of tips to help you achieve scholarship search success.[gate] Kantro cautions that many of these tips may sound like common sense but, unfortunately, common sense ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +45
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    Volunteer Scholarships & Internship Programs

    Volunteer Scholarships & Internship Programs
    The spirit of service? It reminds us to give back to others and it’s great for your college applications or to add on to your resume. Plus, community service offers a wide range of activities which you can do with family and friends bringing you closer together. As if that’s not enough incentive to spend your extra time volunteering, many scholarship ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +175
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    Scholarships for Students Challenged with an Illness or Disability

    Scholarships for Students Challenged with an Illness or Disability
    For any student, the work and rigors of attending college courses is a challenge on a daily basis. For students challenged with illness, handling these additional obstacles is truly admirable. Award opportunities for students living with, challenged by or have overcome illness exist to help such students achieve their goals. Such students prove, time and time again, that anyone can accomplish ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +46
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +8
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +83
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    Scholarships for African American Students

    Scholarships for African American Students
    Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, is the time in which Americans celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history. That makes this month the perfect time to celebrate the achievements of up-and-coming history makers, too. That means students like you! There are abundant scholarship opportunities from notable African American advancement organizations, like the NAACP, UNCF ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +157
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    Holiday Scholarships & Internships

    Holiday Scholarships & Internships
    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 9 months ago | Rated: +96
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    Black Friday Scholarships & Internships

    Black Friday Scholarships & Internships
    The holidays have arrived earlier than ever this season (at least it feels that way). No matter what holiday you observe, one “holiday” seems to be shared by everyone – Black Friday. Everyone wants the steals and deals offered on Black Friday and, of course, Cyber Monday, too. But, are you aware of the Black Friday deals and savings that won’t ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +60
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    The Weirdest Scholarships

    The Weirdest Scholarships
    From the wacky to downright weird, these scholarships leave you hanging on every word and wondering: how many people actually apply for these? October is the perfect time to celebrate the offbeat, the oddball and the obscure - after all, that's exactly what the spirit of Halloween embraces, isn't it? So, whether you're looking for a spooky scholarship to celebrate the ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +136
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    Celebrity Scholarships

    Celebrity Scholarships
    Celebrities: you know them well enough that it feels as if they’re actually your friends. What better way to payback super-fans than by paying for their education? Many of these scholarships are renewed annually. If they're not open currently, the applications guidelines are detailed on their respective web sites. Don’t worry! You won’t miss out - Fastweb will send you a ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +137
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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 year ago | Rated: +71
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +44
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship
    DoSomething.org states that texting and driving is the cause of between 8 to 11 deaths per day. Another source, Textinganddrivingsafety.com, also reports that drivers who are texting take their eyes off of the road for roughly five seconds, which is the equivalent of an entire football field. With that, text messaging makes a crash 23 times more likely to occur. The ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +40
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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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    7 C’s of Winning Scholarships

    7 C’s of Winning Scholarships
    Have you ever wondered if scholarship winners have secrets to winning? There are certainly ways to increase your odds of winning scholarships. Check out the following seven “C’s” – ways you can increase your chances of obtaining sought-after scholarships. 1. Content There’s plenty of content detailing directions of how to successfully apply for scholarships. Such content exists in resources like books, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +85
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: Tylenol Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: Tylenol Scholarship
    Since 1879, Tylenol has been providing treatment and support in an effort to bring relief to millions of people around the world as they’ve faced illness; and for the past 23 years, they have been committed to students who are working to pursue a career dedicated to doing the same. Through the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, Tylenol has provided over $8.9 ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship
    For over 25 years, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has been fulfilling countless dreams through their generous scholarship opportunities. In total, the Foundation has provided over $51 million in scholarships; and just last year, they awarded nearly $3.5 million to students. This year, you could be one of the students that they support. The Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship is open to high school ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +47
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    Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students

    Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students
    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, which means it’s the perfect time to honor and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders within the United States! In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Fastweb is celebrating students with Asian-Pacific heritage with the following list of scholarships, all of which celebrate the value of a student’s diverse background. To help better organize your ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Be Smart in Finding Scholarships this Summer

    Be Smart in Finding Scholarships this Summer
    So you thought that applying for colleges was the only time-consuming obligation necessary to finding the perfect school. Then you start talking finances with your parents and learn that you need more money to get to that dream school. Well, scholarship season is enough to smack you to your senses and yearn for the "early days" of the collegiate Common Application. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +141
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +50
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