Nation's Largest Scholarship Organization Partners with Largest Scholarship
Scholarship America and Fastweb team up to help more students find funds for
MINNEAPOLIS, April 24, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Scholarship America
announced today that it has partnered with scholarship search giant Fastweb,
the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information owned by
Monster Worldwide, Inc., parent company of Monster.com (NYSE: MWW), to bring
more funding opportunities to students registered with the organization.
To register with Scholarship America, students complete a free online profile
that includes information about their academic standing, extracurricular
activities, volunteer and paid work, and family financial information. The
students are then matched with scholarship opportunities for which they may be
eligible, based on the information provided. Until now, those opportunities
were limited to scholarships awarded through Scholarship America programs.
"This new partnership with Fastweb changes all that," said Scholarship America
president and CEO, Lauren A. Segal. "Now students who register with
Scholarship America will be matched to our opportunities as well as every
eligible opportunity through Fastweb's database. We're thrilled to have a
'one-stop shop' for students to use for their scholarship search and
Students will be required to opt-in to be matched with opportunities via
Fastweb's search tool, which lists roughly 1.5 million scholarships.
"We are thrilled to partner with Scholarship America and marry their existing
opportunities with our unmatched scholarship matching capabilities," said
Fastweb Director, Mark Nelson. "We look forward to a long partnership with a
truly outstanding organization."
Students can register with Scholarship America via the organization's website,
scholarshipamerica.org, and through its local Dollars for Scholars affiliates.
Registered students will begin to benefit from the partnership immediately.
About Scholarship America^®
Scholarship America mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating
from college. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $3 billion in
scholarship assistance to 2 million students, funding both entry-level and
multi-year scholarships and emergency financial grants. More information is
available at scholarshipamerica.org.
Fastweb is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school
by providing scholarship and financial aid information as well as jobs and
internships. One out of three college-bound seniors uses the site, and more
than 50 million* members have benefitted from Fastweb's information and
services. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching
service, the Fastweb database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling
over$3.4 billion. (*9 million are active users of the site.)
SOURCE Scholarship America
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