Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

Scholarship expert, blogger.

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson is a big believer in avoiding debt in order to be able to live the life you want to live. Today, one of the most suffocating debts people face is student loan debt; however, Jocelyn now helps other students and families limit the amount they have to borrow in the first place.

Jocelyn founded The Scholarship System to share her own experience of graduating from college with zero student loans. When college looked unaffordable for Jocelyn, she sprang into action and secured over $126,000 in college scholarships, even receiving an overage check for expenses. It wasn’t an easy process, however. It took her years to figure out exactly what to do to be selected for scholarships.

Because of graduating debt-free, Jocelyn has had the opportunity to invest in a rental property, travel, start her own business, move to a Caribbean island and much more, and now hopes to (be able to) retire early with her husband.

Experiencing the freedom and opportunity she has had because of graduating debt free, she became passionate about helping others do the same. She compiled her tips and strategies of securing 6-figures in scholarships and created The Scholarship System: 6 Steps to Quickly Secure Scholarship for College, which quickly became an Amazon Best-Seller. Since then, she has turned her book into an online course for parents and students which has now helped families secure over $1M in scholarships and growing, helping students work towards a debt-free education.

Jocelyn is from Charleston, South Carolina but currently lives in Curacao, a Caribbean island, with her husband, Donny, and their pleasantly plump dog named Jaffe.


There is a scholarship out there for everyone – you just have to know where to find it.
— Jocelyn Pearson

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