Fastweb would like to help empower African American students this Black History month by highlighting the unique scholarships available to today’s students, the history-makers of tomorrow. Fastweb (, is the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the network.

Fastweb’s featured article, Scholarships for African American Students, focuses on scholarships offered to students of African American heritage. Additionally, a collection of the larger and newest scholarships offered can be found in Fastweb’s scholarship directory created specifically for African American students.

Highlighted scholarship opportunities include those for freshman college students through to graduate students pursuing careers in journalism, math, science, insurance, finance and more. Below are notable programs that deserve recognition:

Undergraduate opportunities: Ventures Scholars Program – Award $10,000 CSO Opportunity Scholarship – Award $8,000 MassMutual Scholars Program – Award $5,000 Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship – Award $3,000 APS Minorities Scholarship Program – Award $3,000 Allison E. Fisher Scholarship – Award $2,500

Graduate opportunities: SREB Doctoral Scholars Program Doctoral Award – Award $20,000 SREB Doctoral Scholars Program Dissertation Award – Award $20,000 UNCF General Scholarship – Award $5,000 Spectrum Scholarship – Award $5,000

Learn more about these scholarships at Fastweb, where the focus is helping all students find ways to pay for school.

About Fastweb:

Fastweb, a top site in the Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) 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. 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. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion. To learn more about Fastweb, visit and follow on Twitter at @PayingForSchool.

About Monster Worldwide:

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit

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