It’s spring, which means it’s time for a little spring cleaning. You may not think your scholarship search needs an overhaul, but there are some important aspects that should be updated, at the very least, every semester.
Here are three simple ways you can spring clean your scholarship search to help boost your chances of winning scholarships:
1. Update Your Fastweb Profile
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Updating your Fastweb profile is one of the simplest ways you can improve your scholarship search. Ideally, you should take the time to update every semester. Make sure you have an accurate school year, GPA and other information is accurate, such as awards you may have received, clubs you’ve joined, extracurricular activities you participate in, etc.
The more information you add to your Fastweb profile, the better your scholarship matches will be. Even things that you may not think are important, like your nationality, parent’s jobs or location may qualify you for more scholarships!
In addition to updating your profile, there are several other ways to make the most of your scholarship search on Fastweb
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2. Spring Clean Your Social Media Accounts
Whether applying to colleges, internships or jobs, it’s important to remember that your social media presence is out there for anyone to find. People often check an applicant’s social media presence to get a better understanding of who he or she is – and you definitely want it to reflect well on you.
We’ve created some social media guides for students to help you maintain accounts you can be proud to share:
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• Social Media Guidelines for Students
• What’s Your Status?
3. Utilize Different Methods of Learning about Scholarships
While you should make it a point to stay on top of your Fastweb account by checking your scholarship matches and deadlines regularly, there are other ways to connect with Fastweb to find even more opportunities.
Download the Fastweb app
and find scholarships anytime, anywhere – even when you’re on the go. The app is available to download for free on both iOS
We also recommend that students connect with Fastweb on social media
to stay in the loop.