As federal student loan forbearance nears end, Scholly and Williams offer four former students a student loan that can repay up to $25,000
— Christopher Gray, Founder of Scholly
LOS ANGELES, California, USA, April 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Scholly, the award-winning mobile app that has helped over 2.5 million students and families find over $100 million in scholarships, announces its next amazing opportunity to help students repay their student loans. Jesse Williams is partnering with Scholly for the Pay It Off Fund, awarding four recipients up to $25,000 to pay off their student loan debt.
The Pay It Off Fund was started to ease the burden of tuition debt for young students. The Education Data Initiative estimates that in 2021, 65% of college students got a loan, an average of $37,693 per student. With the looming COVID-19 student loan forbearance deadline ending in May, Williams and Scholly hoped to support students during these trying times.
Students are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to repay their student loans with the scholarship. All types of student loans are eligible for repayment. The amount granted depends on the student’s loan balance. Applications are open and candidates can apply until May 31, 2022.
Jesse Williams, who stars in the Broadway revival of TAKE ME OUT this spring, is a strong advocate for social justice through education. As a former high school teacher, he saw with his own eyes how many students were unable to realize their potential because they were not born into advantageous resources. “Good students unable to continue their education simply because of money is a tragic reality that affects us all,” says Williams. “Our students deserve access to the education, information and opportunities they provide despite the tax bracket they were born into.”
Christopher Gray, CEO and Founder of Scholly, is delighted to work with Williams, who has been a committed advocate for Scholly’s work to help students afford a quality education. “Jesse truly understands the plight of those struggling to pay for their education and why helping them is vital,” says Gray. “His passion and training will help more students access the funding they need to change their future.”
Scholly is on a mission to help as many students as possible achieve financial freedom. In 2021 alone, they’ve given away more than two million dollars in scholarships and COVID-19 relief, in part thanks to organizations like The CW, Netflix, Natural Light, like and others like the social media star, Grammy-winning artist Demetrius Harmon, Lil Nas X, board game company What Do You Meme, and many more. For more information visit https://myscholly.com/
Scholly – the #1 app to earn scholarships and reduce student debt – has helped over 2.5 million student subscribers earn $100 million since 2015. Scholly helps college students, graduates, and young professionals access resources and solutions that help them achieve their financial and career goals. To learn more about Scholly, visit us at myscholly.com.
About Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams is an activist/actor/entrepreneur and former high school teacher. Williams is set to make her Broadway debut in the revival of “Take Me Out” and will next be seen in the action/comedy Secret Headquarters starring Owen Wilson for Paramount. Williams spent 12 seasons playing ‘Dr. Jackson Avery’ on ABC’s hit series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and appeared on television and in films such as The Cabin in the Woods, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Band Aid and Selah and the Spades. Williams produced the 2020 Oscar-winning short film Two Distant Strangers, served as lead producer and correspondent alongside Norman Lear for their EPIX docuseries “America Divided” and produced the documentary “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement” . Williams is a partner and board member of Scholly, co-founder of BLeBRiTY and the mobile app Ebroji. He is the founder of the production company farWord Inc. and the executive producer of “Question Bridge: Black Males”, a series of transmedia art installations exhibited as part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History. and Culture. He sits on the board of the Advancement Project and Harry Belafonte’s arts and social justice organization, Sankofa.org.