Recently, Scholly® and SocialWorks will joined forces to provide the Scholly app and millions of dollars in scholarships to Chicago Public School students at the Scholly® Scholarship Summit. The event was hosted by Scholly chief executive officer, Christopher Gray, Chance the Rapper, and actor and activist Jesse Williams. Despite the aftermath of the snowstorm, 500 Chicago Public School students attended the event that took place on Saturday, February 10th at the newXS Tennis Village in the Washington Park community.

Scholly, featured on the ABC hit show Shark Tank, is a mobile and web app that aggregates and connects students to millions of dollars in scholarship money. The user-friendly platform also provides subscribers with management tools and scholarship essay resources to help manage deadlines, track progress, and secure the money that students need to accomplish their educational goals. Since its inception in 2014, Scholly has helped students find 100 million dollars in scholarships.

The summit will featured a discussion with Chance the Rapper and Jesse Williams moderated by Scholly chief executive officer Christopher Gray, Scholarship Expert Panel Discussion with Q & A moderated by Coca-Cola scholar and former CBS Chicago news anchor Kate Sullivan, presentation by Chicago native Derrius Quarles about how winning more than one million dollars in scholarships allowed him to overcome adversity and create an impact in his community, Chicago native Jason Mayden, founder of Super Heroic and former Nike Jordan global design director, and The Scholly Demo, which will illustrate the company’s history, product, impact and how students can access the app via SocialWorks.

It was wonderful experience of knowledge and engagement. To wrap the special summit, Scholly awarded CPS high school senior, Alexia Feaster a $10,000 scholarship.