The high cost of college attendance has given many people reason for pause when it comes to choosing how their kids should construct their futures. Universities have pushed tuition prices out of reach, so getting a scholarship has become entirely essential for those seeking to foot the massive bill that comes with trying to get an education.
If you haven’t heard of the “Scholly” app, you probably should know about it. The app allows students to search for scholarships that they qualify for within minutes and apply online. The app costs just 99 cents and has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.
The strange thing about this news report (below) is that they show a picture of the creator of the app, but don’t actually mention his name. We’re not sure what that’s all about.
The student who created the app is named Christopher Gray and he’s a student at Drexel University. He’s equipped for the next generation by being a major in both business and entrepreneurship. He’s also making an appearance on the hit show, “Shark Tank,” which is highly anticipated. Apparently, the buzz has to do with the fact that one of the investors makes an offer to own a piece of Gray’s company without asking any questions. This causes two of the others to walk off the set in a fit of anger.
Gray himself did well as a high school student, applying for 34 scholarships and winning a combined total of $1.3 million. That’s not a bad haul in a world where the cost of college has now made it out of reach for millions of American families.
“So with Scholly, we would build up this algorithm that instantly aggregates and then match students with scholarships they qualify for,” said Gray.
You can download this extraordinary app on both iTunes and Google Play.
Here’s the news story we told you about. We’re still dying to know why they didn’t mention this brother’s name in the report.