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Fastweb commemorates Black History Month by highlighting scholarship opportunities for African Americans

WESTON, Mass., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — While celebrating the many achievements of African Americans during Black History Month, Fastweb (, the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster network is also looking to the future – by helping the next generation of scholars leverage new opportunities for growth, development and success.

Fastweb encourages undergraduate, graduate and college-bound African American students to help fund their college education by applying for scholarship opportunities that are now available. Fastweb’s easily accessible and free resource – Scholarships for African American Students – provides numerous opportunities from educational institutions, foundations and many other organizations across dozens of career disciplines. Award amounts vary, and can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars — or even full tuition.

All students today are concerned about the cost of college and making responsible decisions to pay for it. “Fastweb is committed to helping provide access to scholarships, specifically for African American students, to help them achieve their academic goals,” said Mark Nelson, Vice President, Operations. “There are approximately 1,000 scholarship opportunities with a focus on African American students in our scholarship database, in areas such as engineering, public policy, business and financial services, legal studies, marketing fields and many other career disciplines, said Nelson.”

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the top five highest paying majors for the class of 2018, all with starting salaries of higher than $50,000, are in engineering, computer science, math & sciences, business and social sciences. Students interested in these top majors, and other areas of study, will find numerous scholarship opportunities in Fastweb’s vast database.

These resources enable students to find more ways to fund their education to successfully pursue their career goals. Students are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities based on their extensive online profile. Additionally, students can utilize Fastweb’s Scholarship Directory to search for awards by school year, ethnicity, race, unique situations and much more.

About Fastweb:
Fastweb, a top site in the Monster Worldwide network, is the nation’s recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as information on jobs and internships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, one out of three college-bound seniors use the site and more than 50 million users have benefitted from Fastweb’s information and services. Fastweb lets students create personalized profiles that can be matched against its expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. To learn more about Fastweb, visit and follow Fastweb on social media for the latest on paying for school all year long: Twitter (at @PayingForSchool); Facebook; Pinterest; Google+.

About Monster Worldwide:
Monster Worldwide, Inc. is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are. For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent. Today, the company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including our flagship website® and a vast array of products and services. For more information, visit

SOURCE Fastweb

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