CHICAGO, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastweb (www.fastweb.com), the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster network, is honoring Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month throughout May by recognizing and celebrating students with Asian-Pacific heritage, offering a wide range of scholarship opportunities to help them reach their educational goals.
Generations of Asian-Pacific Americans have made significant contributions to US history, society and culture. What began as a weeklong celebration in the 1970s, an official designation came after President Bush signed the law in 1992 for national commemoration set throughout the month of May. According to the US Library of Congress, "the month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants."
In Fastweb's latest resource, Scholarships for Asian Pacific American Students, an impressive group of opportunities have been accumulated and are now open for application. Awards of various amounts up to $16,000 are available in the areas of education, math, science, psychology, and more for students exhibiting leadership qualities and demonstrating financial need. More scholarships can be found in Fastweb's scholarship directory for Asian-Pacific Islander students.
Fastweb provides helpful and insightful online resources to help students find ways to fund their education. Resources are available online and always at no charge. More programs for all students can be found on Fastweb.com.
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 www.fastweb.com and follow Fastweb on social media for the latest on paying for school all year long: Twitter (at @PayingForSchool); Facebook; Pinterest; Google+.
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