Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Named to 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Christopher Gray

Drexel’s Christopher Gray has come a long way since he first made headlines in 2013 as the million-dollar scholar who secured $1.3 million from 34 scholarships and created the Scholly app to help other students find and apply for scholarships. He made a successful appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2015 and secured a $40,000 investment from two sharks for a 15 percent stake in his startup company, but recognition for his achievements didn’t stop there. Gray recently made the 2016 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of social entrepreneurs.

In a video posted to the Forbes website, Gray describes how Scholly is redefining the scholarship search process.

Christopher Gray during Forbes interview
Click on the image to be directed to the video on the Forbes website.

Scholly uses eight specific parameters — such as state, race, GPA or major — to instantly filter listings into a comprehensive directory of scholarships for which a prospective applicant is eligible. Users can quickly sift through the tailored results, save a list of scholarships and export it to themselves via e-mail in order to apply online. The search process takes less than five minutes.

View the Forbes list at this link. Read more about Gray’s appearance on “Shark Tank” at this link.

Media interested in interviewing Christopher Gray, should contact Niki Gianakaris at 215.895.6741 or ngianakaris@drexel.edu

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