There aren't many times in your life when there are literally billions of dollars waiting for you to freely claim. Free, as in no cost. Free money. What I'm talking about are scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Millions and billions of dollars in free money simply waiting to be given to students like you. Best of all its now easier than ever to find and apply for this money.
In the past simply being proactive in looking for scholarships wasn't always enough. Your school or community might not have the resources available to do a complete and thorough search. In the past students would pore over books that listed scholarships, but not every student had access to the most updated versions of those books and many opportunities could be missed. Thankfully today's students exist within the information age and there are great resources within everyone's fingertips.
There are many websites right now that focus on helping students secure scholarships. One of the better known is www.fastweb.com which claims to be the largest source of scholarships available. The beauty of fastweb.com they have built a personalized search tool to aid your search. Actually, the real beauty of the website is that it's free. There are plenty of websites with personalized search tools, but they aren't all free. And, let's face it if you are looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants you probably need every dollar you have.
By: Dan Russell
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