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Scholarships, or free money for college (and some certificate programs) is a great way to reduce student debt. Applications can be very time consuming. This may discourage you. Don’t let it. Think about filling out scholarship applications as your job right now. If you do the work, it will pay off.

No matter where you go to school or what scholarship or loan you apply for, you need to fill out the FAFSA first. Pell grants are available to single moms, who go to school full-time.

Listed below are some resources to help you get started. It is not complete. Do your research. You can also go to our Pinterest page for other ideas.


​Pell Grants:

  • All single moms, including pregnant mothers, qualify for a Pell grant. This is a need-based program offered through the federal government. The Federal Pell Grant can be extremely useful to finance study material cost and the tuition fees of university. Reward amounts may be as high as $5,000 per semester for those who qualify. Applications can be conducted online by completing the Free Application for Financial Student Aid at
  • Research application deadlines to ensure that funds are received for the upcoming semester.

Scholarship Search Websites:

Community College Scholarships:

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