Fastweb Lists Celebrity Scholarships for Star-Struck Teens

Celebrity scholarships with big dollar amounts offered by prestigious names

MAYNARD, Mass., May 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For students looking to pay for college while also dreaming of the red carpet, Fastweb, a Monster Worldwide, Inc. company, has compiled a list of celebrity sponsored scholarships that are a few among 1.5 million diverse scholarships available on its website.

Celebrities often make it a mission to give back to their communities with projects they feel passionate about, and Fastweb has identified high-profile entertainers who have made education a priority. These scholarships come at a crucial time with the Student Loan Debt Clock, which reports an estimate of current student loan debt outstanding, on course to hit $1 trillion in 2012. Some of the most popular celebrity scholarships offered through Fastweb include:

The Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship: Alec Baldwin graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in 1994, and in 2009 he donated $1 million to start the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is open to students who not only possess talent, but also an outstanding work ethic, leadership skills, willingness to collaborate, and ability to take risk as well as constructive criticism. More information about the annual scholarship can be found here.

Scholarship Seinfeld Program: Jerry Seinfeld isn't joking around about the Scholarship Seinfeld Program. The aim of this program is to give back specifically to the students of New York City. The Scholarship Seinfeld Program covers up to $10,000 of any unmet need; including tuition, room and board, books, etc. Applications are available each year in December and more information can be found here.

Michael Jackson Scholarship: Michael Jackson wasn't just a music legend, he was also known for his donations to scholarship funds, particularly to the United Negro College Fund. The Michael Jackson Scholarship, available through UNCF, is open to undergraduate and graduate students focusing in the arts and communications. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Awards amounts for the Michael Jackson Scholarship are available for up to $5,000 and the deadline typically occurs in February. Check here for more information.

The Christopher Reeve Award: Christopher Reeve was more than just Superman; he was super at giving back. In order to qualify for the Christopher Reeve Award, students should be nominated by a non-relative who must detail the student's community service efforts in the application. The Christopher Reeve Award is worth $1,000 and nominations are accepted between September 1 and October 31 each year. Check here for more information.

Since its launch as the first free scholarship matching site in 1995, Fastweb has helped more than 50 million users looking for a way to pay for college*. Fastweb offers personalized scholarship matches, internship and entry-level job opportunities, and expert financial aid advice at one convenient, online location.

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 www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.about-monster.com.

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 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 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. To learn more about Fastweb visit www.fastweb.com and follow us on Twitter at @PayingForSchool.

*9 million are active users of the site

SOURCE: Monster Worldwide, Inc.

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