By Dana Dean
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - With college costs on the rise, getting a higher education may seem more and more out of reach to some, but NewsChannel 5's Dana Dean found a silver lining in all of this.
An app called Scholly helps you find scholarships on your smartphone. The app uses eight parameters such as state, race, GPA, gender, and major to find scholarships. Once you enter that information, just hit the search button and students will find a list of scholarships they are eligible for. The student can look through the results, save a list, and email it to themselves. Then, they can apply online.
Scholly was created by a Drexel University student who says finding scholarships is often a tedious process and knew there was an easier, faster way.
"We bring the money to you, all you need to do is apply for it," said Christopher Gray, co-founder and CEO of Scholly. "People are emailing us and saying, 'I love your app. I just applied for like 10 scholarships.'"
Scholly costs $0.99. It is available for both the iPhone and Android. You'll find scholarships that you can apply for whether you are a high school student, undergraduate, or graduate student.
For more information, visit www.myscholly.com.