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


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.