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How to Get More Scholarship Matches on Scholly

How to Get More Scholarship Matches on Scholly

Student life moves fast. You're getting that degree, exploring your interests, joining new organizations, working part-time, volunteering, and crossing things off of your bucket list. But while you're maintaining your busy schedule, you may be leaving money on the table - literally.

If you don't take a moment to update your Scholly profile, there will be scholarship matches out there that won't find you. For example, tutoring kids at a community center isn't just a great way to make a difference, but can also get you more scholarship matches from programs looking to sponsor students involved in their communities. Just think: what has changed in my life recently? Maybe your GPA has improved, or you joined a new club, or even changed your major!

At Scholly we are constantly adding scholarships to our database to bring our users the best opportunities out there. We've added 160 scholarships in September and the month isn't even over! Try to make monthly updates to your profile, especially if your activities are shifting. Keep adding your latest accolades, skills, and interests. No matter what happens in your life, personal or school related, programs want to know.

We've just hit fall and scholarship programs are hunting for their next generation of awardees. Do yourself a favor and go back and tick all the boxes that tell your fullest story. The result could be thousands of dollars saved on your education.

It's Gay Pride month. We have scholarships for that!

It's Gay Pride month. We have scholarships for that!

Happy Pride month! I'm sure you know that we have many scholarships that are available tailored to the Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. But did you know that many of these scholarships are also open to students who demonstrate active involvement in promoting equal rights and acceptance of the gay and lesbian communities? So whether you identify as LGBTQ, or are someone who brings support and advocacy to the LGBTQ community, there are LGBTQ scholarships created for both students and allies. Here are a just a few that are currently available:


The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship    
Scholarship Application Deadline: July 14, 2017
Maximum Scholarship Award: $10,000

Pride Foundation’s Scholarship Program   
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 13, 2018  
Maximum Scholarship Award: $10,000

PrideGLV Rainbow Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
Maximum Scholarship Award: $500


Scholly is actively adding specific scholarships that match these parameters, and always updating current ones in our database. So log into your account and search for these scholarships and others that uniquely match you! Happy hunting.

Introducing the Scholly Score!

Introducing the Scholly Score!

We've recently launched a new feature on Scholly's scholarship search and matching app that helps you better determine which scholarships are most relevant to you! It's called the Scholly Score.

A scholarship’s Scholly Score is a value unique to you. We calculate it by blending competitiveness, match quality, and a bit of Scholly magic. While all the scholarships you’re matched with on Scholly are relevant, the higher the Scholly Score the more tailored it is to your unique profile, which means the better your chances at winning it!



So log in to your Scholly account, or sign up for Scholly now, and check it out this new helpful feature!

Christopher Gray on why summer is one of the best times to apply for scholarships.

Christopher Gray on why summer is one of the best times to apply for scholarships.

It’s almost summertime, and students have just gotten their college acceptance letters to the colleges of their dreams (hopefully!) This exciting time for some only lasts for a moment, since it's often followed by the realization that they have to figure out how they're going to pay for it. I know first hand that it's a stressful task, as you prepare to enjoy your last summer before college, or another summer while you are in college. And while some think summer is only here for beaches, sun, and fun, at Scholly we also see it as a prime time to apply for scholarships. So, why is summertime one of the best times to apply for scholarships?

  1. Lots of scholarships are open in the summer to help students pay for that tuition bill they are going to get in the mail. There are scholarships ranging from $1000 all the way to full rides!
     
  2. Since some students have already figured out how they're going to pay for college, scholarships open in the summer are often less competitive. That’s more money for you, and better odds of getting those awards.
     
  3. Since you likely know what school you're going to and how much financial aid you're going to receive, it makes it a lot easier to be strategic about what scholarships you want to apply for. You'll know the amount you need and can avoid having to spend your time applying for every award imaginable.

Of course, to find all of these scholarships, we urge you to check out Scholly, the easiest place to find scholarships for college. Happy hunting!

Announcing our $10,000 scholarship!

Announcing our $10,000 scholarship!

Announcing our $10,000 scholarship!

We're excited to announce that for the first time, Scholly is offering our own scholarship! We call it the JUMPSTART scholarship because, sometimes, all great minds need is a bit of a spark to accomplish great things. Scholly's vision is to help all students reach their potential, and partnering with CommonBond allows us to put our money here our mouth is. This $10,000 scholarship is for students throughout the United States and only takes like a minute to apply.  

Good luck! And we'll announce the winner on April 25th.

I Won Over $600,000 in Scholarships Using Scholly

I Won Over $600,000 in Scholarships Using Scholly

To date, Scholly has helped students win over $70 million in scholarships, impacting the lives of families across the world. We have helped students from various economic and ethnic backgrounds, ensuring that all students reach their potential.

However, there are some stories that are so incredible that are compelled to share in order to inspire other students on their journey to pay for college. One of the most compelling stories is that of Sunny Sandhu a student who used Scholly to win over $600,000 in scholarships to attend Princeton University.

He won nearly every major scholarship (and many others) including the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Coca Cola Scholarship, and Jack Cook Kent Scholarship.

How did you Scholly help you in your scholarship search process?

There are thousands of dollars of scholarships out there with your name on it, but the hard part is finding those scholarships. Scholly did exactly that for me, it helped me find the scholarships that wanted to invest in a student like me.

How did you feel Scholly impacted your life?

I would never have thought one download on the App Store would have such an impact on my future. I am grateful for Scholly in helping me realize my potential and showing me that the sky is truly the limit. Without the platform, attending a top-notch university like Princeton on a full-ride would not have an attainable task for me.

How did you feel when you found out you won so many scholarships?

Shocked. Winning these scholarships was not something I took for granted. In fact, with each scholarship I received, the more surprised I was. However, with the tools provided by Scholly, a feat like this should not be surprising, but should rather be everyday occurrence for the millions of students out there.

We are inspired by Sunny’s story and the team at Scholly is working hard every day to make sure we help create many more like him.