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Students, beware: Scholarship providers aren't just going by your application to learn about you. They're also checking you out on Google and social media sites, according to a recent survey. And what they uncover—the good or the bad—could be the tie-breaker when it comes to deciding between you and another candidate.

"Students need to recognize that the colleges and scholarship providers are increasingly looking at this," said Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of Fastweb.com, a scholarship...

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