By Sophie Grove,
West York Area High School
You finally think it’s all over: you’ve got your acceptance letters, you’ve committed to your dream college. But now it’s time for scholarships.
While more applications are the last things you want to see during May of your senior year, they are a must for anyone paying college tuition. Each year tuition rises, and if you’re like most families, any type of grant or scholarship you might receive is important and helpful. But filling out applications at your school can be difficult and time consuming because not all scholarships offered apply to you or your interests.
That’s why http://edu.fastweb.com makes finding scholarships easy. By simply signing up for FastWeb’s free membership, you will be matched with hundreds of scholarships that actually apply to you. FastWeb asks for your interests and course of study, and from there matches you with scholarships that companies and associations from across the country offer. FastWeb takes the searching out of the scholarship application process, because it will personally email you any scholarship matches the site has found for you. The value and types of scholarships offered on FastWeb vary, so there’s something for everyone. Some scholarships don’t even require an essay, or the essay prompt is unique, for example: if you could have a superpower what would it be? Or what was the craziest thing that you ever did to save money?
While FastWeb might be directed toward high seniors, it also offers thousands of essay contests and scholarships for freshmen, sophomores and juniors.