MCAN announces partnership with national scholarship search platform, Scholly

Oct. 22, LANSING, MICH. — The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has teamed up with national scholarship search platform, Scholly.  This newly formed partnership supports MCAN’s statewide College Cash Campaign initiative. MCAN’s College Cash Campaign is an initiative for Michigan schools to set a bold completion goal for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and assist students with the completion of other financial aid and scholarship applications between November 1 and March 1.

This arrangement with Scholly is a direct benefit for Michigan’s high school seniors, especially those students seeking scholarships to pay for college.  A total of 10,000 Michigan high school seniors will be given access to this tool. High school representatives from nearly 70 Michigan high schools claimed the available slots in just 10 days, an indication of the popularity and need for this service. As of October 19, only several hundred access codes remain available.

Students from participating College Cash Campaign schools will have access to a Michigan microsite and code to download the mobile application or access the tool online for free.  More information about the tool is available online at myscholly.com.  The mobile version of the app is available in Google Play and the Apple App Store.

 “This partnership with Scholly is an incentive for students to apply for scholarships in order to reduce the college affordability barrier, which is the most cited barrier to college enrollment, persistence, and completion,” said Jamie Jacobs, senior director of high school innovation for MCAN.

HOW SCHOLLY WORKS

Scholly is a mobile and web app that connects students to millions of dollars in college scholarship money. Scholly’s scholarship-matching platform connects students and their families with actual scholarship opportunities. The app turns the search process from months into minutes! The user-friendly platform also provides subscribers with Scholly Editor, a tool that uses artificial intelligence technology help students instantly proofread and edit scholarship essays, college admissions essays, and other writing assignments. Students can also manage deadlines, track progress, and ultimately secure the money they need to accomplish their educational goals.

“Scholly’s motto is Opportunity for All,” said Azani Pinkney, chief of staff at Scholly. “We are excited to be partnering with the Michigan College Access Network and their College Cash Campaign to create educational opportunity for students across the state of Michigan and help them find the resources they need to pay for college.”

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ABOUT SCHOLLY

Schollywas created by Christopher Gray, who won $1.3 million in scholarships through hard work, grit, and determination. Realizing how broken and time consuming the search process was, Gray and his team created Schollyto allow students pursuing their higher education to search for scholarship money with ease. Since its inception in 2014, Schollyhas helped 3 million students find over 100 million dollars in scholarships. See the Scholly platform video here and the editor video here.

ABOUT THE MICHIGAN COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK (MCAN)

As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN’s mission is to increase Michigan’s college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college going students, and students of color. For the seventh year in a row, Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate has increased — from 35.7 percent of 25-to-64-year-olds possessing at least an associate degree in 2008, to 39.4 percent in 2015. Additionally, it is estimated another 4 percent of Michiganders have a high-quality certificate, bringing Michigan’s official attainment rate to 43.7 percent as of 2018. It is MCAN’s goal to increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60 percent by the year 2025. For more information, visit micollegeaccess.org.

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