Christopher Gray, 21, a Drexel University junior and CEO/Founder of Scholly, has found a way to make finding those scholarships easier.
Gray himself has been very successful in finding scholarship funds. He is known as the “Million-Dollar Scholar” after being awarded $1.3 million in scholarships.
Over the past three years, Gray has also helped other families manually scour through databases, and figured, “Hey, I need something that can help. There has to be a faster way.”
Gray developed the answer in the form of Scholly, an app that uses eight specific parameters, like state, GPA, or race, to instantly filter through a deep directory of scholarships available for the prospective student.
“It’s extremely simple,” says Gray and that ultimately was the goal.
“The fact that it’s on the mobile (phone) really hits the audience,” says Soham Bhonsle, 21, a Scholly user and Drexel University senior. “It serves the need of its time. We want it on the go.”
Nicholas Pirollo, chief technological officer for Scholly, also offers that apps optimize searches compared to standard websites because they are more tailored to specific needs.
A recent study, conducted by Sallie Mae, shows that 39% of families used scholarship funds to pay for college during the 2012-2013 academic year and Scholly connects users with relevant scholarships in about five minutes. Scholly’s database is updated monthly to remove scholarships that are no longer available, add scholarships, and refresh deadlines.
There is money out there to go to school. Scholly has more than 10,000 downloads of the $0.99 app found in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Scholly’s costs are intentionally positioned at an affordable price to serve more people that need it and boast a potential big payoff.
“Pay 99 cents and you may get $5,000 or $6,000 in scholarships.”
Scholly helps put the power of funding your education in your hands.
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suck it, fastweb. that site was so tedious and useless.
I was at the pool yesterday and a little girl comes up to me and says “I thought you were a boy”. I’m a cis female but I’m tall and have short hair. So I just turned to her and said
"Maybe I am a boy"
Then her eyes bugged out and she swam away.
I just went to the McDonald’s drive-thru and the car in front of me paid for my meal. Now I feel like I have to do this for someone else as a kind of McDonald’s-themed pay it forward.
so I’ve decided that I’m totally waiting for glee to cover “let’s go to the mall”
and then the world will explode.
Lichen Katydid (Markia hystrix), Antiochia, Colombia (South America)
(photo: Juan E. C. Gartner, via: Project Noah)
A haiku from the article: A Sophisticated Take on Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese — A Good Appetite
It has literally been hours since we last re-blogged this Tumblr.
Ancient scholars discovered naturally magnetic lodestones over 2500 years ago. Physicists use magnetism often for their experiments. They can even be used to measure the magnetic field of the Earth! Just take some of your standard Silly Putty and blend in some black iron oxide. As far as experiments go, this is simple and safe, and the results look awesome.
Sweet, sweet dessert shot. Thanks to anonyme.