Scholarship Scams And How to Avoid Them

With over 300,000 people in America googling 'scholarships' every year, the demand for scholarships is high - and so is the risk of falling victim to a scholarship scam. With "opportunity for all" being our mantra, we want to make sure students are protected. These are our go-to's for sussing out the real opportunities.


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FAFSA: Your First Step to Financial Aid

If you're looking for money for college, then you need to start with FAFSA.


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How to Apply to Scholarships

We know applying to scholarships can be daunting. There are so many to choose from and knowing how and when to start can be tricky. Strong applications require work, but the win is worth it. At Scholly, we are always looking to help our users win as many scholarships as possible. Here is our formula for success:


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Scholarships are Giving Away Free Money this Season: Here are Our Top Picks

For: High School Seniors

It's not surprising that Coca Cola Scholars Program is popular. With generous award to over 1,400 prospective college students each year, the program looks for qualities in applicants like leadership and service. Involvement in school and surrounding community is a must for this award. They want to see your transcripts, clubs and organizations, honors and awards, volunteer organizations, and any employment history.


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Get the Inside Scoop on Campus-life: Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

We hope our college-bound high school grads are considering taking part in pre-freshman programs. These programs give you a chance to learn during the summer and get better acquainted with the school and some of your future peers. If you are not yet convinced you will want to keep reading. These tips are useful for both college-bound and high school students.


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6 Ways to Keep Your Money Up Post-Grad

This past two months have been huge milestones for college students around the country. In the words of Elle Woods, congratulations class of 2018, we did it! It’s time to trade in the cap and gown for a suit and tie and make sure your post-grad life is off to a great start. Here are 6 tips to keep your money right after graduation.


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Finishing Strong: End of School Year Tips

Hello Summer!

We’re a few weeks away from the official seasonal start, but weather-wise for much of the country we are right where we need to be. For many colleges and universities, summer break is already here. For those of you already in college and done for the semester, please give yourself some time to step away from everything and reset. That end-of-semester grind preparing for finals and finishing papers and projects can be extremely strenuous. You deserve some downtime. Even if you’re headed right back for summer courses or off to an internship, try to figure out a way to spend at least a couple of days doing something different. Find a short trip, a staycation, or time with family. Make recharging a priority.


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Celebrating Your Future: College Signing Day

Last Wednesday May 3rd was a big day for many students and schools around the country as over 2000 communities hosted College Signing Day events celebrating their graduating seniors. Launched with just a handful of ceremonies five years ago by Barack and Michelle Obama through Better Make Room and Reach Higher, College Signing Day has since exploded, attracting major star power from the entertainment industry, sports, government, philanthropy, and more.


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