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Sallie Mae Acquires Key Assets Of Black-Led Scholly, Plans To Make App Free For Students and Families

For nearly a decade, college scholarship app Scholly has helped students eliminate their debt.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 27, 2023

Founder Of Scholly Christopher Gray And Actor Jesse Williams Team Up To Help Students Become Debt Free

Students will now have a chance to pursue higher education without the burden of crippling debt, and it’s all made possible thanks to a new partnership between award-winning mobile application Scholly and American actor Jesse Williams. According to a press release provided to AfroTech, the initiative — Pay It Off Fund — will allow four students to secure up to $25,000 each to pay off their student loan debts.  

Samantha Dorisca

May 19, 2022

For Season 2, 'Grown-Ish' Is Partnering With Scholly To Help Viewers Erase Student Loan Debt

Grown-ish is helping its college-age viewers erase their student loan debt. The Freeform black-ish spinoff has partnered with scholarship app Scholly to create a program that will pay off up to $125,000 of student debt. The program was created in part to help promote grown-ish ‘s second season, which will premiere on Freeform Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. “Acknowledging that student loans have crippled a generation of young Americans and are keeping them from achieving their dreams, the program aims to help student loan borrowers pay off debts that may be holding them back from living their best lives. Thus far, Scholly has helped students win over $100 million dollars in scholarships and aided many in reducing their debt,” said the network in a statement. Current students and grads with an outstanding loan balance are encouraged to submit themselves into the program’s first round via Scholly’s website or app between Jan. 2 and Jan. 31 . Winners will be announced at the 2019 Freeform...

Shadow and Act

Jan 3, 2019

Scholly Is Expanding Its Team And Making Scholarship Opportunities More Accessible Than Ever

Higher education can be a pathway to growth and success for so many — unfortunately, money is often the barrier between where students are and where they want to be. But Scholly, a platform that connects students to scholarship opportunities , is using technology to bridge that gap. By registering at Scholly , students are able to access personalized tools to help them find tailored scholarship opportunities, turning the search process from months into minutes!. One of the latest features that the growing team developed is the Scholly Editor , a tool that uses artificial intelligence technology help students instantly proofread and edit scholarship essays, college admissions essays, and any other writing assignments. Using Scholly is like having a personal assistant focused on paying for college. With these tools, Scholly is looking to fix the current outdated process of scholarship apps — one that requires students to fill out long, tiresome forms and then fail to deliver relevant...

Christine Cauthen

Oct 25, 2018