Finding Scholarships

Scholarships are a source of money for college that doesn't need to be repaid. Many scholarships are merit-based, with recipients selected based on academic, artistic, or athletic talent.

We've gathered together some awards into lists of our favorite Unusual Scholarships, Prestigious Scholarships, and Scholarships for Average Students for students who are not top-of-the-class but nevertheless talented in other areas.

The best way to find out about all the scholarships for which you are eligible is a personalized scholarship search. The FastWeb scholarships search is the largest and most comprehensive scholarship database. It is updated daily and is completely free. Get started by conducting your free scholarship search today!

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Unusual Scholarships
This page lists some of the more interesting, esoteric and unusual scholarships available.
Scholarships for Average Students
Scholarships that are more geared towards average students. Although these scholarships don't require a high GPA, they do require excellence in another area, which is usually non-academic.
Prestigious Scholarships
The scholarships and fellowships listed here are among they most prestigious and most lucrative awards. They are also among the most competitive. Go for the Gold!
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Register with the site and then search the largest collection of local, national and college-specific scholarships. Take advantage of personalized scholarship matching.
Find and Compare Colleges
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Take the FastWeb Tour
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10 Tips for Winning Scholarship Applications
Before you submit your scholarship application, check out these tips, provided by scholarship sponsors nationwide.
How are Scholarships Judged?
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.
Where the Scholarships Are
Across the country, students have won scholarships to pay their way through school. What's their secret?
Develop Your Scholarship Gameplan
To mount an effective scholarship campaign, the first thing you need is a winning game plan.

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