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Fastweb Announces 10th Annual Student Contributor Series

October 7, 2021 GMT

WESTON, Mass., Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastweb, the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster network, announces their 10th annual Student Contributor series student writer team.

Each year, the opportunity to apply to the Fastweb Student Contributor series is extended to Fastweb student members with listed career interests such as, creative writing, journalism, news media, publishing, and related fields. The writers selected for the series represent all academic levels and are tasked to develop articles that demonstrate real life student experiences. The program runs from September to June each year.


“This is our 10th year of supporting this unique platform for a group of diverse and inspiring student writers,” said Mark Nelson, Senior Vice President, Fastweb. “Through these articles, they share their first-hand experiences on the topics that matter most to students.” From the many applicants these talented student writers were selected:

Returning Student Writers for 2021-22:
Mary Bellm: Truman State University, Senior
Charles Schnell: Emory University, Sophomore
Jasmin Kaur: University of Dallas, Sophomore
Alondra Arevalo, Colony High School, Senior
Aleena Islam, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Freshman

New Student Writers for 2021-22:
Piper Megellas, Reeds Spring High School, Junior
Jason Manuel Macaranas, University of California - Merced, Freshman
Rachel Lechwar, Florida State University, Sophomore
Allison Willrich, Whittier College, Junior

Get to know this year’s talented Student Contributor team and read all their current articles on Fastweb.


About Fastweb:
Fastweb, a top site in the Monster 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. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, 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. To learn more about Fastweb, visit and follow Fastweb on social media for the latest on paying for school all year long: Twitter (at @PayingForSchool); Facebook; Instagram and Pinterest.

About Monster
Monster is a global leader in connecting the right people to the right jobs. Every day, Monster aims to make every workplace happier and more productive by transforming the way employers find talent and candidates find careers. For 25 years, Monster has worked to transform the recruiting industry. Today, the company leverages innovative digital, social, and mobile solutions to enable employers and candidates to find the right fit. Monster is a digital venture owned by Randstad North America, a subsidiary of Randstad N.V., a $26 billion international provider of flexible work and human resources services.

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