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12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

What if you had all the secrets to winning a scholarship? Would you tell the world -- or keep them for yourself? Nationally recognized financial aid and scholarship expert, Mark Kantrowitz, ...

Published January 21, 2011
7 C’s of Winning Scholarships

7 C’s of Winning Scholarships

There are certainly ways to increase your odds of winning scholarships.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 1, 2014
Scholarship Scam Red Flags

Scholarship Scam Red Flags

The best rule of thumb to follow? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 8, 2015
Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel

Fastweb's Winner's Circle: Daniel

Daniel Guerriero won a $40k scholarship through Fastweb!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 9, 2013
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 ...

Published April 22, 2009
Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips

Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips

If you’re debating on when to start applying, the time is now.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 30, 2014
A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search

A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search

The early bird gets the worm when it comes to the scholarship game.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 25, 2014
Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

Patti Ross knows what makes a successful scholarship application. It's not necessarily the intricacies of a scholarship application essay. Rather, it's mastering the basics of applying. Ross highlights the following essentials: ...

Published May 15, 2009
Winning a Scholarship

Winning a Scholarship

The most basic tip to winning a scholarship? Apply early, apply often.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 2, 2015
Chicago High School Senior Wins $3 Million in Scholarships

Chicago High School Senior Wins $3 Million in Scholarships

Winning strategies from big scholarship winner, Arianna Alexander.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 25, 2015
Scholarship Best Practices

Scholarship Best Practices

Follow these scholarship best practices to improve your chances of getting noticed by scholarship providers and, ultimately, win!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 12, 2016
Get to Know the Scholarship Provider

Get to Know the Scholarship Provider

Patti Ross has been working as the Vice President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for 15 years. She also partners with FastWeb by providing insightful knowledge to students searching for scholarships ...

Published May 15, 2009
$100k Scholarship Success Story: Shay Spivey, Scholarship Winner

$100k Scholarship Success Story: Shay Spivey, Scholarship Winner

Winning just one scholarship is impressive - but this student was ultimately awarded 22 scholarships, totaling over $100,000 throughout the five years she attended college.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
Scholarship Criteria Fails to Represent the "Real" You

Scholarship Criteria Fails to Represent the "Real" You

I’ve been thinking lately about scholarships. It could be that we’ll be financing three college educations next fall and the need for scholarships has increased exponentially. As I search through FastWeb, ...

Published June 5, 2007
November is National Scholarship Month: Here’s How to Celebrate

November is National Scholarship Month: Here’s How to Celebrate

Make a habit of applying for scholarships during National Scholarship Month.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 4, 2015
The Profile Wizard: An Easier Way to Update Your Fastweb Profile

The Profile Wizard: An Easier Way to Update Your Fastweb Profile

Believe it or not, one random update could mean the difference between you qualifying for, learning about and applying to a scholarship you could win versus not hearing about it at all.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 5, 2016