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Top Scholarship for Friends is Easy to Win

Be a good friend. Invite your friends to Fastweb and win $500.

Kathryn Knight Randolph

March 10, 2023

Top Scholarship for Friends is Easy to Win
Our monthly Invite-a-Friend Sweepstakes gives you and a friend a chance to win $500 each.
Goose and Maverick. Lilo and Stitch. Frodo and Sam. Romy and Michelle. Woody and Buzz. Cher and Dionne. These best friend duos have made history by always having each other’s backs, encouraging one another, and even being painfully honest when the need arises. You could learn a lot from these best friends. And we can guarantee, that if Sam was a Fastweb member, he would share his experience with Frodo, especially when there is a potential $500 scholarship win involved.

Fastweb’s Invite-a-Friend Sweepstakes

As a Fastweb member, you can invite others to use our scholarship search and matching platform by sharing your unique referral code. When a friend or family member uses your referral code to sign up for Fastweb, you’re both entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win $500 each. This sweepstakes takes place every month on Fastweb, giving you multiple times per year to enter. Also, there is no limit to the amount of friends you can invite per month. The more you invite, the greater your chances of winning. To enter, find the “Fastweb Invite-a-Friend Sweepstakes” in your Scholarship Matches on Fastweb. Click on the link to view the Scholarship Detail Page. Finally, select “Apply Now.”
You will then be directed to our Invite-a-Friend page. Once there, you’ll see that you can invite friends via email to become Fastweb members. Be sure to let your friends know you’ve sent them an email invite so they don’t overlook the scholarship opportunity! You’ll also be able to select your personalize referral code, which you can share via text or social media. This is an easy scholarship to apply for, and you’ll be helping a friend out as well.

Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: Last day of every month Award Amount: 2 awards of $500 Available to: Fastweb members ages 16+ The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes, an easy to apply scholarship, is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least sixteen (16) years of age. You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link. For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will entered as a pair into the monthly drawing.

What can I do with a $500 scholarship?

Students oftentimes only apply for major awards, like the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway or the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program. While you should definitely apply for these major awards, you shouldn’t restrict your scholarship search and application to big scholarships only. The biggest reason is that $500 won in a scholarship is $500 less that you’ll have to borrow to pay for your education. Plus, $500 is typically enough to cover textbooks and supplies for a semester, which is a huge savings for any student. Second, application pools for smaller awards are typically less competitive, meaning you have a greater chance of actually winning. So when it comes to applying to scholarships and increasing your chances of winning, don’t limit your applications to certain types of awards; apply for all.

Other Scholarships for Friends

Looking for other opportunities to share scholarship winnings with friends? There are a few awards that enable you to enter as a team or challenges you and a friend can work on together..

Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

Deadline: 3/27/23 Award Amount: Up to $5,000 Available to: High School, College, Technical or Design, and Graduate Students The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition is available to students currently enrolled as a student in high school, college/university, technical or design school, or graduate school. Your designs must be original and use at least one extruded aluminum component and best demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusions – whether by inventing a new product or improving an existing one to be eligible for this contest. You may enter as an individual or as a team.

The Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/1/23 Award Amount: Up to $100,000 Available to: Ages 4 – 18 The Paradigm Challenge is open to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to help solve real-life problems in homes, schools, communities, and/or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award.

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

Deadline: 4/10/23 Award Amount: Varies Available to: High School Students The Courageous Persuaders Video Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, you must create a 30-second television commercial targeted to middle school students to warn them about the dangers of drinking and driving or distracted driving. You may enter as an individual or as a team.

ConnectHER Film Festival Scholarship

Deadline: 6/1/23 Award Amount: Up to $5,000 Available to: Students between ages 13 – 25 The ConnectHER Film Festival Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 13 and 25. To be considered, you must submit an original, three - to six - minute short film that addresses global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, or a variety of other issues. Each submission can have up to four entrants listed as long as each entrant meets the eligibility requirements.

“Stuck at Prom” Scholarship

Deadline: 6/7/23 Award Amount: Up to $10,000 Available to: High School Students Check back soon! This scholarship will be live in a few weeks. The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck® Brand Duct Tape! Attending prom is no longer necessary, but you must be enrolled in high school or home school association (at the high-school level) during the school year. You can document your journey to prom perfection in a short video or written essay. Students may enter the Contest as an individual only. Each individual must create and wear prom attire consisting of either a complete dress or a complete tuxedo and accessories made using Duck brand duct tape and/or Duck brand crafting tape. Other materials, in addition to Duck brand duct tape, may be used or incorporated into the design. You must also submit at least one high resolution photo showing you wearing your Duck Tape Prom Attire, and a written essay or video of under three minutes and no more than 500MB in size, documenting your journey.

Ocean Awareness Contest

Deadline: 6/13/23 Award Amount: Up to $1,500 Available to: Students between the ages of 11 – 18 The Ocean Awareness Contest is open to students between the ages of 11 and 18. Students are invited to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action. Submissions are accepted in visual art, creative writing, film, interactive and multimedia, music and dance, poetry, and spoken word. Entries may be submitted by an individual or group of unlimited size. If you submit as a group, there must be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group.

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 6/27/23 Award Amount: Up to $1,000 Available to: Students younger than 25 The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students who are no more than 25 years of age. You must submit a video between three and eight minutes that shares and highlights solutions to the issues discussed in the chosen sustainability topic(s) chosen from the list on the sponsor's website. The film entry's theme must be solution - based. The film should talk about an environmental / sustainability problem and then discuss what could be a potential solution to this problem. Videos may be submitted by either an individual or a group and animated videos of no more than 45 seconds will also be considered.

Directing Change Student Film Contest

Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Up to $1,000 Available to: Students between ages of 11 – 25 The Directing Change Student Film Contest is open to students between the ages of 12 and 25 in California. You must submit a film of no more than 60 seconds related to mental health and / or suicide prevention to be considered for this award. Up to 10 students or youth may be listed on the entry form, however there is no limit on the number of students who can be on a team.

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