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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 24 days ago | Rated: +40
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    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor

    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor
    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 29 days ago | Rated: +30
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +49
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +57
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    Is Your Scholarship Taxable? Find Out Now

    Is Your Scholarship Taxable? Find Out Now
    Congratulations! You've won a scholarship! You'll want to call Mom, Dad, Grandma, Cousin Bob ... and Uncle Sam. Your scholarship may count as income; if so, it will be taxed. To make sure you're ready for tax-time, find out if your award is taxable and what you need to do to file your return. Tax-free Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship is ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +53
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    A Paying for School Checklist

    A Paying for School Checklist
    When you’re looking to pay for school, lining up funding can become confusing. You may win an award, already have some loans or aren't sure which loans are the best choice.That's okay - quite frankly, it is confusing. Which is why Fastweb is here to help you! For starters, make sure you evaluate all of your options before you borrow. Also, ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Scholarship Scam Red Flags

    Scholarship Scam Red Flags
    Scholarships are a wonderful option for students that would like help paying for school. As with anything good, there are people out there who will take advantage of students’ trust and hopes for the future. As a leading scholarship database, Fastweb screens all of the scholarships available on the site and does not charge anything for its services. There are, however, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +38
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    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel

    Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel
    Curious if people actually win scholarships through Fastweb? They absolutely do and here’s another $40k winner to prove it! Daniel Guerriero, 19, is going into his sophomore year at University of South Carolina who won GotChosen's GotScholarship $40k Give Away. [gate] How many scholarships did you apply for before you won this one? I only applied to a few, around 4 ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +37
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    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends

    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends
    There's an award listed on your scholarship opportunities page that's a perfect match for you. But applying for it keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list. Why the procrastination? It's worth a measly $500. Tuition at an average, public, four-year college costs more than $12,000 per year, so you're not going to bother going after a few hundred ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +61
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +83
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    Five Scholarship Myths

    Five Scholarship Myths
    I'm about to dispel five widespread myths about winning scholarships. Myths that have, unfortunately, prevented many deserving students from winning money for. By learning the truth behind these myths, you'll gain a better understanding of the essential "rules" of the college scholarships game. MYTH #1: "Only students with high academic achievement win merit scholarships." The Real Story: Scholarships are awarded ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +49
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    How Scholarships are Judged: An Inside Look

    How Scholarships are Judged: An Inside Look
    Wouldn't it be great to know what scholarship providers look for in an application? Take an inside look at how judges pick their favorites. At First Glance The judges' first evaluation of your application is a quick one—usually only 15 to 30 seconds. Most applications don't get past this quick but important first stage. Give your application one last review ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +112
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    What to Do Once You Have Applied

    What to Do Once You Have Applied
    Now that you’ve postmarked your application or hit that “Send” button in your email browser, your new mentality is probably out of sight, out of mind. Though your focus should be on other scholarship applications, there are still some “to-dos” to check off of your list for this particular scholarship. Send a follow-up email Give your application about 7 – 10 ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +57
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    New Changes on Fastweb: the Status Dropdown

    New Changes on Fastweb: the Status Dropdown
    At Fastweb, our mission is to help students win scholarships to pay for school. We put a great deal of effort into making sure our database is the largest, most comprehensive online scholarship database, but we also strive to find ways to make the scholarship search simpler, in general. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce our newest feature – the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +77
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +82
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    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake

    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake
    It's official: The deadline for the Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest was June 22nd and our judges are in deep, editing the more than 4,000 essays we received. There are some great entries, but we also noticed some frequent mistakes students make that can instantly disqualify you from an essay contest. Here, an example of what NOT to do ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1936
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    Top Ten Scholarship Email Etiquette Tips

    Email may be a quick way to communicate, but don’t forget your etiquette when emailing with admissions counselors, scholarship sponsors and financial aid officers. Make a good impression with these tips. 1. Do not type in all caps Writing in caps makes it seem like you are shouting, and some readers find it more difficult to read. If you want to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +113
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