Experience is pivotal to success and growth. It’s being keen to these opportunities that sets you apart! “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” Elon Musk’s quote captures the sentiment of our eager student writers, and YOU the active scholarship applicants with big dreams. Not only does this provide each student contributor with a variety of real-world experience, it gives you—our readers—the chance to hear from your peers. We’re delighted to introduce Fastweb’s nine savvy student writers for the 2020-2021 season. The cool thing is they’re all students too (both college and high school), traversing the uncertain 2020 academic season. Hear how they’re tackling the school year, student thoughts on the FAFSA and learn a few tips and tricks to manage the year yourself.Fastweb would like to welcome both friendly and fresh faces to the 2020-2021 Student Contributor team! Meet the new (and returning) team below: Welcome Back - Mary Bellm: Truman State University, Junior Read Mary’s first article of the season, How Three Midwestern Colleges Are Handling COVID. Welcome Back - Aleena Islam: Panther Creek High School, SeniorCheck out Allena’s first article of the season, A Guide to Navigating Senior Year During COVID-19. Welcome Back - Charles Schnell: Emory University, Freshman Read Charles’ first article of the season, Zooming Toward Your Degree. Welcome Back - Shreya Thalvayapati: Hopkinton High School, SeniorCheck out Shreya’s first article of the season, My Last Year of High School Amid a Pandemic. Lydia Schultz: Schamburg High School, Senior Read Lydia’s first article, Five Truths 2020 Illuminated. Alondra Arevalo: Colony High School, Junior Check out Alondra’s first article, Virtual Volunteer Opportunities Despite COVID. Nayeli Morales: Pioneer High School, Junior Read Nayeli’s first article, Three Ways Students Can Stay Sane During Quarantine. Ailani Ocasio: Southwestern Educational Society, Senior Check out Ailani’s first article, A Student’s View About School Unknowns, COVID-19. Jasmin Kaur: University of Dallas, Freshman Read Jasmin’s first article, The Social and Academic Ramifications of COVID-19.
Hear our student-writer team touch on a variety of important topics throughout the year. How do they feel about going back to school during a pandemic? Get student tips, and understand you're not alone on the path to a college degree.