Fastweb Honors National Scholarship Month with Unusual Scholarships

Laser Tattoo Removal, Beekeeping and Cheese scholarships available to prospective students looking for monetary help

MAYNARD, Mass., Nov. 8, 2010 – In honor of National Scholarship Month in November, Fastweb, owned by Monster Worldwide, Inc., parent company of®, the leading job matching engine (NYSE: MWW), is highlighting examples of unusual scholarships for those looking to pursue careers in industries such as laser tattoo removal and beekeeping. National Scholarship Month is devoted to raising awareness of the need for scholarship support for postsecondary education. Fastweb is supporting this cause by bringing attention to the various forms of monetary help available for students looking to pursue a higher education.

“October into November marks the start of the scholarship application season,” said Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb and nationally recognized expert on student financial aid. “People tend to think of the more traditional scholarships but it is important to remember that help is available, no matter where your passion lies. Whether you’re looking to further your education in finance or beekeeping, resources are available.”

Some of the current unusual scholarships that span a variety of industries include:

  • Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship. The “New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship” is available to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in Spring 2011. You must be a U.S. resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be majoring in a field that has advanced the field of laser tattoo removal whether through research and development or clinical practice to qualify for this award. An essay of 300 to 500 words must also be submitted by November 30, 2010. Additional information can be found at:
  • Top Turkey Scholarship Contest. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Top Turkey Scholarship Contest is available to students planning to attend the Culinary Institute of America. You must be graduating high school by June 30, 2011 and enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America no later than December 2011 to be eligible for this award. To enter, you must submit an entry describing how you get creative with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. For additional information, check out:
  • Cheese Scholarship. Say cheese—the “North Central Cheese Industry Scholarship” is available to students with a major or minor in food science at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. You must have a demonstrated interest in dairy and cheese technology, have completed at least 45 credits and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award. Look for more information at:
  • Beekeeping Contest. A stinger of a scholarship and available to all fields of study, the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees “4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest” is open to current 4-H members. To be considered, you must submit an essay of between 750 and 1000 words on the following topic: “U.S. Honey: A Taste for Every Preference.” The essay deadline is March 1, 2011 and you can check out more information at:
  • Vacuum Technology Scholarship. The “Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation Scholarship” is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a course of study related to vacuum coating technology. Practitioners already working in the vacuum coating technology field are also eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2011 and more information can be found at:

Fastweb currently has more than 1.5 million scholarships listed on its website catering to a variety of talents and interests.

Since its launch in 1995, Fastweb has benefitted more than 50 million users looking for a way to pay for college*. Free for all students, Fastweb offers personalized scholarship matches, internship and entry-level job opportunities, and financial aid advice at one convenient, online location. Launched as the first free scholarship matching site, Fastweb has grown from servicing 270 students on its site to assisting over 50 million members with expert financial aid advice.

About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading products and services, visit More information about Monster Worldwide is available at

About Fastweb
Fastweb is the nation’s recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as information about jobs and internships. More than 50 million* members have benefited from Fastweb’s information and services. Fastweb lets students create a personalized profile 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. (*9 million are active users of the site.) For more information, visit

*9 million are active users of the site

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