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    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Stephen Nettnin Wins nearly $200k in Scholarships via Fastweb!

    Fastweb Winner's Circle: Stephen Nettnin Wins nearly $200k in Scholarships via Fastweb!
    Stephen Nettnin applied for six scholarships before he found one that stuck. And boy was it a big one! A sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, Stephen wasn’t sure he’d win the SMART Scholarship for Service — which he found on Fastweb — when he applied for it. And the process wasn’t an easy one. The application process ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +85
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    Scholarships for Dummies: Common Sense Places to Look for Scholarships

    Scholarships for Dummies: Common Sense Places to Look for Scholarships
    The economy is tanking. College tuition costs are rising. And somehow, you have to pay for college. Your only hope in paying for a higher education is with scholarships. Being recognized as a valedictorian is totally out of the question. After taking the SAT three times, your results revealed limited improvement…and weren't even that great to begin with. There is no ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +84
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    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake, Part II

    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake, Part II
    Part II of our "what NOT to do" series on winning an essay contests. The Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest drew in 4,000 essays-- about average for a contest of this size. With odds like these, you can’t afford to make even one small mistake in your entry. Remember, the judges will use any excuse they can to disqualify ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +82
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +80
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    How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship

    How to Score a Fulbright Scholarship
    Whether you dream of studying anthropology in Ghana or business in Germany, one scholarship can make it possible. Recent college graduates, graduate students and doctoral candidates with an interest in international travel and a passion for a field of study should take a look at the Fulbright Student Scholarship. Supported by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +79
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    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online

    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online
    Ever been in the middle of an application and thought to yourself, "What's going to happen to my information?" You might jot down your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and even your social security number without thinking about it. But with identity theft on the rise, it's important to protect and safeguard your personal information, including when you apply for ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +77
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    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts

    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts
    Want to hear from us? Sign up for Fastweb's newsletters and get our most popular and useful insider advice, tips and awards sent straight to your inbox every week. In our newsletters, you'll also find out about under-the-radar scholarships you might have never known were available! And, never miss a scholarship you qualify for again! Sign up for our scholarship alerts ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +77
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    Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships

    Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships
    Do you have the photography bug? On the other hand, perhaps, moving pictures are your passion. Do you love shooting at every angle and capturing every moment? If you answered yes, then keep reading because these scholarships are seriously right up your alley! Whether you’re interested in photography or film-making as a hobby or seriously taking it on as a part ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +75
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    Patriotic Scholarships

    Patriotic Scholarships
    A true patriot is red, white and blue, inside and out. If you're a true patriot, then the following Americana-themed scholarships are right up your alley. Nothing encompasses the American dream more than these patriotic scholarships. Scholarship opportunities enable students to gain access to higher education through helping to paying for school. Think about it: aren't opportunities really at the heart ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +74
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    Coca-Cola Awards $3.4 Million in Scholarships. Here's What They Look For.

    Coca-Cola Awards $3.4 Million in Scholarships.  Here's What They Look For.
    Patti Ross, Vice President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, has been giving away money to students for 10 years. She often says that “scholarship providers aren’t mind readers,” but she’s letting you become one. Ross is dishing out scholarship provider secrets so that you can be a better candidate. Every game needs a strategy, and every building needs a blueprint. In ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +73
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +72
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +72
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +69
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +66
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    Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships

    Unique, Silly & Fun Scholarships
    Weird. Wacky. Outlandish. Some of the most ridiculous things in life are what you take notice of. The same goes with scholarships. Some of the best are also some of the silliest. This is exactly why they’re worth celebrating. Here are some of Fastweb’s all-time favorite take-notice scholarships. These fall under the silly, outlandish and how’d-they-come-up-with-that? category of scholarship opportunities that ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +66
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!

    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!
    Joanne Fernandez has a fear of student loans. But knowing that her parents couldn’t afford to pay for both college and her dream of going to medical school, Joanne decided to take matters into her own hands. Instead of letting her fear paralyze her, she got on the Internet and started searching for scholarships. FastWeb was the first place she looked. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +64
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    10 Scholarships for the Everyday Student

    10 Scholarships for the Everyday Student
    You don’t have to be a rock star student or the MVP of your basketball team to win a scholarship. There are scholarships for every type of student, and that includes scholarships for students that shine in their own unique way. Sure, you may not be going to Harvard, playing Division 1 football or dancing down the halls of Julliard, but ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +63
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +62
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