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    10 Obscure Scholarships

    10 Obscure Scholarships
    From the wacky to downright weird, these scholarships leave you hanging on every word and wondering: how many people actually apply for these? We know you’re out there – so here’s to all you awesome freaks and geeks – we’ve found these scholarships, just for you! Victor Bailliet Scholarship in Sugar Technology - Varies The Victor Bailliet Scholarship in Sugar Technology ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +48
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    2014 Scholarships

    2014 Scholarships
    It’s time to kick-off a year new, which means new opportunities galore. In our eyes, that means new and exciting scholarship opportunities for anyone and everyone! Start the New Year off right by applying for the below 2014 scholarships but – wait – don’t stop there! Be sure to check out your 2014 scholarship matches for even more opportunities to make ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +42
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    Honors Scholarships

    Honors Scholarships
    While a plethora of scholarships exist to award students based on ethnic background, extracurricular activity and athletics, some students want to be noticed for the hard work they’ve done in the classroom. Whether it’s by joining an honor society or ranking first in the class, an honors scholarship not only recognizes that achievement but also awards it. As an honors scholarship ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +149
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    FastWeb Announces 140 Character Essay Winner

    FastWeb Announces 140 Character Essay Winner
    FastWeb is happy to announce the winner of the Leg I of our Scholarship Triathlon’s world’s shortest essay contest. Our criteria: write a “nano-essay” not to exceed a standard tweet-length of 140 characters on one of the following topics: • The best way you have used technology to your advantage in school in the past year. • How do you think ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +217
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    Michael Jackson’s $300 Million Legacy

    Michael Jackson’s $300 Million Legacy
    Michael Jackson died Thursday after going into cardiac arrest, at the age of 50. While no one disputes he was the King of Pop, what you may not have known is that he was a big philanthropist — to the tune of $300 million -- to various charities. And a chunk of that went to scholarships. In fact, in the Millennium-Issue ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +533
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    First Generation Scholarships for Students

    First Generation Scholarships for Students
    As a first-generation college student, attending college isn’t just a big milestone for you. Rather, it’s a huge step for your entire family. Colleges and universities across the country recognize this achievement with scholarships for first generation students. To help first generation students get their foot in the door, Fastweb has filled its database with scholarships specifically targeted to first generation ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Scholarship Spotlight: You Deserve a Financial Break, $5,000!

    Scholarship Spotlight: You Deserve a Financial Break, $5,000!
    It's that time of year again...FAFSA time! And we know how it is. The paperwork. The collaboration with your parents. The frustration. All to get whatever financial aid you can. Well, FastWeb wants to make your life a little easier. We want to give you a break. A financial break! And we could be giving it to you in the form ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +197
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000
    The Campus Discovery Scholarship is available to current college students as well as those who have graduated in 2008 or 2009. You must complete a survey and submit an original response to the question: "Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +122
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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! Scholarships include those from notable African American advancement organizations, like the NAACP, UNCF, as well ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +61
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    Minority Scholarships

    Minority Scholarships
    In 1976, college campuses looked a lot different than they do today. Over 80% of the students attending college were Caucasian, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Now, however, the NCES reports that minorities comprise over 33% of the number of students enrolled in college—that’s more than double the amount that were attending 30 years ago. This percentage ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Larger than Life Awards for Grad Students

    Larger than Life Awards for Grad Students
    So you’re a grad student. You may know a whole lot but did you know it’s not too late to get help paying for school? There are plenty of graduate school fellowships, grants and scholarships available to Fastweb members, many of which with amounts that will make your jaw drop. These programs are impressive, prestigious and will give you bragging rights ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +35
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    July 4th Shout for Cash Winner Announced!

    July 4th Shout for Cash Winner Announced!
    FastWeb’s Shout for Cash Contest went off with fireworks on July 4th. Nearly 16,000 users logged in for a chance to win $500. In celebration of our freedom of speech and the new FastWeb Discussions channel, FastWeb gave away $500 in our Shout for Cash Contest to one lucky FastWeb user who logged in to www.fastweb.com on July 4th, 2009. The ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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    Scholarship Spotlight: The Morality of Profit Global Competition, $20,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: The Morality of Profit Global Competition, $20,000
    The Morality of Profit Global Competition is available to students with an interest in the topic of the morality of profit. Students must submit an essay of no more than 3,000 words that discusses this topic and the questions surrounding it; that elevate the discussion; and that illuminate inflection points in the broader debate by exploring how this tension informs the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +102
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    November is National Scholarship Month!

    November is National Scholarship Month!
    National Scholarship Month The month of November is devoted to raising awareness of the need for scholarship support for postsecondary education. Scholarships help students realize their dreams. (National Scholarship Month was previously celebrated in the month of May from 1998 to 2007. It was switched from May to November in 2008 to coincide with the start of the main scholarship application ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Do Something -- and win $100K! High School, College, Grad, All Majors.

    Scholarship Spotlight: Do Something -- and win $100K! High School, College, Grad, All Majors.
    If community involvement is important to you, then this is YOUR scholarship! The Do Something Awards will offer up grants to five deserving young people out there making a difference. But what sets Do Something apart from other scholarships is that it offers you the opportunity to earn cash for education while helping others and truly making a difference. The Do ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Military Scholarships

    Military Scholarships
    As thanks for serving your country, your country wants to help serve your educational needs. Whether your goals are to work in a more civilian industry or to move up in the ranks, there are plenty of educational opportunities awaiting active duty men and women, those honorably discharged, as well as military veterans. To make your academic and career pursuits more ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Scholarship Spotlight: "A GPA Isn't Everything" $1,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: "A GPA Isn't Everything" $1,000
    Have a strong extracurricular, leadership and/or volunteer record, but a lack luster GPA? If you answered "yes" than this scholarship is for you! This scholarship will award $1,000 to one student who has shown a strong commitment to life outside of class! And the best part? Almost anyone can apply! It's open to all majors and several grade levels. Read more... ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Scholarships for Women

    Scholarships for Women
    Today, women dominate college campuses, in more ways than one. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are over 1.3 million more women than men enrolled in an institution of higher education. If that doesn’t speak to “girl power,” then what possibly could? As a result, the Fastweb database contains a plethora of scholarships for women. Whether you’re ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +49
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -34
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