Scholly: College Scholarships 4+

#1 College Scholarships App

Sallie Mae, Inc.

    • 3.7 • 6.1K Ratings
    • Free

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Scholly takes the hassle out of the scholarship search process so you can focus on what’s important—getting free money for school.

We have helped students win over $100 million in scholarships so far, making college affordable and dreams a reality.

Scholly was created by Christopher Gray, who won $1.3 million in college scholarships through grit, sweat, and hustle.  In realizing how broken and time-consuming the scholarship search process was, he created Scholly Search to make things much easier.

How does Scholly make it easy?

*Customized Scholarship Search: Get matched with scholarships for college and graduate school tailored just to you.

*Easy Scholarship Tracking: Keep track of scholarship deadlines and track your application statuses, all in one place.

*Mobile & Desktop Access: Access scholarship opportunities anywhere, on the go, on all of your devices.

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 3.1.9

We are thrilled to announce, starting today, Scholly Search is now available free of charge! Along with this exciting news, here are some important improvements you’ll find in the latest update:

- Improved scholarship matching.
- Squashed a bunch of bugs behind the scenes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

JMYD49913150 ,

I’m better off using the commonly known scholarship websites.

Okay, I decided to try this out (because looking for scholarships that I qualified for is like going through a rabbit hole). Interesting enough, you cannot make a free account. It’s MANDATORY to pick a payment plan. Oh! And that plan gives you a short “free trial.” I picked a month so I could really use all the app’s advantages.

I’m here to tell you that I’m better off using the commonly known scholarship websites. I was hoping this app would help me find scholarships that are more local and/or don’t have that much competition. But majority of the scholarships that matched with my profile are just from other popular sites, mostly from Unigo.

When it comes to the app: I also don’t understand why I can’t scroll down on certain scholarships. If you click on the description and it’s too long, you won’t be able to scroll down and read the rest of it. Most importantly, you can’t scroll down and click on “apply.”

Another pet peeve about this app is that on my profile I stated that I’m attending a community college and yet the app keeps matching me to scholarships that are for high school students. 😒

Let’s say you tell Scholly you are from Florida. They will still send you scholarships where the requirement is to be a resident from Wisconsin or any other state you don’t live in.

Developer Response ,

Hey there - Thanks for the feedback, it's really helpful. You should definitely only be matched with opportunities made for you, and not those available only to other states - we have passed along your feedback and will fix this bug asap!

PlsGiveMeAccessToFunds??? ,

I’m a student. Do you really think I can afford to PAY to find scholarships ??

I’m really confused by this app...I was so excited to come across a platform that helps match students with scholarship opportunities! However, as a student struggling to finance an education...I cannot afford to pay a monthly fee for a service that *might* or might not help (as many of the reviews suggest it has simply eaten their money with no results, anyway.) Doesn’t this seem counterintuitive, when the money spent on the monthly/annual fees could actually go toward financing one’s education itself??? Sort of funny to target a demographic clearly in need of funds but also make them pay out of pocket when the whole premise is that they likely can’t...not everyone has parents whose pockets they can reach into. I’m disappointed. I get that the developers have to make money to keep this running— if you charged a one-time, up front purchase fee rather than tricking people into downloading a free app that requires a paid subscription to access, you would honestly get enough active downloads/users to keep your app afloat (and improve its actual functionality.) You may think it’s not that deep, but this is a form of elitism, just reinforcing the idea that success on this front still has to be bought. You can’t imagine how disheartening that is.

Developer Response ,

Hello - Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We've always been focused on protecting users privacy. We don't sell data and don't sell ads so we support the app through a small subscription. We understand while some would disagree, but our goal is to do what's in the best interest of our users data.

Wife of a snorer ,

Worst App ever-a total SCAM!

I downloaded this App and it never worked properly from hour one. Constant glitching, the app not opening or the app sometimes opened but my phone would freeze and all open apps would crash, my screen would go to the Home Screen and I’d have to give my phone a hard restart just to get the phone working again. I followed the directions on the Scholly website for IPhone users on how to cancel my subscription and it was canceled within days. When I go to my settings and click on my name it says my Scholly subscription was canceled in March of 2020. It’s now DECEMBER of 2020 and I just discovered on my bank statement that Scholly has been making unauthorized charges on my bank account EVERY MONTH for $7.99 since I canceled it back in MARCH! I sent Scholly an email, a direct message on both Twitter & Instagram and a private message on Facebook. I got a response from Facebook with a link to where Scholly claims I could cancel my subscription but it was just a broken link that took me nowhere. There is no 800 number to call. This company should be shut down completely, it’s a total disgrace and nothing more than a scam to make unauthorized monthly charges from your bank account with absolutely no way to stop them!

Developer Response ,

Hey there - Thank you for taking the time to provide your experience. We've worked diligently on improving the app and are excited to continue to roll out updates so that it provides an overall user-friendly experience. Please reach out to for further assistance.

App Privacy

The developer, Sallie Mae, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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