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Going to college is a big deal. Paying for it is a big deal too.

Applying for scholarships are a way to help you pay for school. This type of aid may cover your whole tuition, or it may be a one-time award. It is worth the time to apply because it may help lower your costs for school.

Here are a few tips:

 These are a few examples of scholarships to check out:

Pell Grant

  • This is a Federal grant. It does not have to be repaid.
  • The amount given depends on your financial need, tuition, and if you are a full or part-time student.

Detroit Scholarship Fund

  • For Detroit residents graduating spring 2015 from a Detroit high school.
  • Offers free tuition for an associates certificate at local 5 local community colleges.

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Scholarships

  • For students attending a UNCF member college, a historically black college or university.

Live Your Dream Awards

  • For women who are the financial support for their family.
  • Must show proof of financial need.
  • Accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate or technical skills program.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Award

  • For women who are age 17+, and a mother of children who are under age 18.
  • Enrolled in a program for higher education or technical skills program.
  • Must show proof of financial need.

Jeanette Rankin Women’ Scholarship Fund

  • For women age 35+ who meet the limits for low income.
  • Enrolled in a program for higher education or technical skills program.
  • Must describe your plan to reach your goals.
  • Must describe how your education will help you to give back to the community.

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

  • For students who are enrolled in a community college with plans to enroll in a college.
  • Offers up to $40,000 per year to about 85 students.

NLHA (National Leased Housing Association) Education Fund

  • For residents who live in Section 8 housing, use low-income housing tax credits, or receive Section 8 voucher assistance.

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

  • For women who have survived abuse from an intimate partner.
  • Must have separated from the partner who abused them for at least one year.

Touch of Health’s Annual Scholarship

  • For single mothers to help pay tuition costs
  • Must describe the importance of education for your children
  • 5 essay finalists selected, and the winner receives $500


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