Jesse Williams was an educator before he was an actor, and now he’s joined forces with an app to make sure students find scholarships for college.
Williams has joined forces with 24-year-old Scholly App creator Christopher Gray, to help students access millions in scholarship money.
“We’ve all been told that education is the key to success, which is great if you have access to it, but the reality is millions of us don’t,” Williams, who has joined Scholly as board of director and brand ambassador, said in a Facebook video. “The road to equality education that’s littered in real and systematic obstacles in desperate need of repair, not the least of which is the expense.”
Williams went on to talk about students who were “unable to even swift their true potential to even sniff their true potential because they were’t born into this web of resource that were necessary to really thrive in this rigged system.”
“The constantly increasing cost of college doesn’t help kicking the American dream further and further out of reach,” Williams noted. “And then came Scholly.”
Scholly was created by 24-year-old Gray, who appeared on NBC’s Shark Tank and received a $40,000 investment in his company. When Gray entered college, he was able to find $1.3 million in scholarship money on his own, and wants to help other students find it easier.
The app is currently available for $2.99.