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Christopher Gray, 21, a Drexel University junior and CEO/Founder of Scholly, has found a way to make finding those scholarships easier.
Gray himself has been very successful in finding scholarship funds.  He is known as the “Million-Dollar Scholar” after being awarded $1.3 million in scholarships.
Over the past three years, Gray has also helped other families manually scour through databases, and figured, “Hey, I need something that can help.  There has to be a faster way.”
Gray developed the answer in the form of Scholly, an app that uses eight specific parameters, like state, GPA, or race, to instantly filter through a deep directory of scholarships available for the prospective student.
“It’s extremely simple,” says Gray and that ultimately was the goal.
“The fact that it’s on the mobile (phone) really hits the audience,” says Soham Bhonsle, 21, a Scholly user and Drexel University senior. “It serves the need of its time. We want it on the go.”
Nicholas Pirollo, chief technological officer for Scholly, also offers that apps optimize searches compared to standard websites because they are more tailored to specific needs.
A recent study, conducted by Sallie Mae, shows that 39% of families used scholarship funds to pay for college during the 2012-2013 academic year and Scholly connects users with relevant scholarships in about five minutes.  Scholly’s database is updated monthly to remove scholarships that are no longer available, add scholarships, and refresh deadlines.
There is money out there to go to school.  Scholly has more than 10,000 downloads of the $0.99 app found in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Scholly’s costs are intentionally positioned at an affordable price to serve more people that need it and boast a potential big payoff.
“Pay 99 cents and you may get $5,000 or $6,000 in scholarships.”
Scholly helps put the power of funding your education in your hands.


I wanted to share with you guys this AMAZING scholarship app. 
Please reblog and share for your other followers! We all deserve to get an education, if we want, and scholarships help lessen the financial load.
SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE!
Good luck to all!!

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christel-thoughts:

mindofataurus:

Christopher Gray, 21, a Drexel University junior and CEO/Founder of Scholly, has found a way to make finding those scholarships easier.

Gray himself has been very successful in finding scholarship funds.  He is known as the “Million-Dollar Scholar” after being awarded $1.3 million in scholarships.

Over the past three years, Gray has also helped other families manually scour through databases, and figured, “Hey, I need something that can help.  There has to be a faster way.”

Gray developed the answer in the form of Scholly, an app that uses eight specific parameters, like state, GPA, or race, to instantly filter through a deep directory of scholarships available for the prospective student.

“It’s extremely simple,” says Gray and that ultimately was the goal.

“The fact that it’s on the mobile (phone) really hits the audience,” says Soham Bhonsle, 21, a Scholly user and Drexel University senior. “It serves the need of its time. We want it on the go.”

Nicholas Pirollo, chief technological officer for Scholly, also offers that apps optimize searches compared to standard websites because they are more tailored to specific needs.

A recent study, conducted by Sallie Mae, shows that 39% of families used scholarship funds to pay for college during the 2012-2013 academic year and Scholly connects users with relevant scholarships in about five minutes.  Scholly’s database is updated monthly to remove scholarships that are no longer available, add scholarships, and refresh deadlines.

There is money out there to go to school.  Scholly has more than 10,000 downloads of the $0.99 app found in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Scholly’s costs are intentionally positioned at an affordable price to serve more people that need it and boast a potential big payoff.

“Pay 99 cents and you may get $5,000 or $6,000 in scholarships.”

Scholly helps put the power of funding your education in your hands.

I wanted to share with you guys this AMAZING scholarship app. 

Please reblog and share for your other followers! We all deserve to get an education, if we want, and scholarships help lessen the financial load.

SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE!

Good luck to all!!

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Rescue workers rushed to the scene of a car bomb explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday that killed 20 people and trapped others in nearby buildings. A Sunni Islamist group calling itself the Brigades of Aisha claimed responsibility for the attack and promised more operations against Hezbollah. READ: Car bomb kills 20 in Hezbollah’s Beirut strongholdPhoto: the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs on August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Mahmoud Kheir

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Rescue workers rushed to the scene of a car bomb explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday that killed 20 people and trapped others in nearby buildings. A Sunni Islamist group calling itself the Brigades of Aisha claimed responsibility for the attack and promised more operations against Hezbollah. 

READ: Car bomb kills 20 in Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold

Photo: the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs on August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Mahmoud Kheir

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"I have seen patients with their heads blown out and their brain tissue on the floor"

Islam Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian doctor who was protesting at Rabaa in Cairo found himself trying to save his fellow protesters as their camp came under brutal siege by Egyptian security forces on August 14, 2013.

Rabaa, Egypt: I Have Seen Patients With Their Heads Blown Out

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"We must never stop being tough on crime. But we must also be smarter on crime. Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no good law-enforcement reason … Although incarceration has a role to play in our justice system, widespread incarceration at the federal, state and local levels is both ineffective and unsustainable."

— Attorney General Eric Holder • Calling upon the Department of Justice to change the way it files charges against non-violent drug offenders, by withholding drug quantities when filing reports; effectively allowing prosecutors and judges to sidestep existing federal minimum sentencing laws in an effort to curtail ever-growing inmate populations. Holder is expected to make the statement in front of the American Bar Association on Monday, according to prepared remarks given to the press. source (via shortformblog)

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A layer of human skin made from stem cells by a 3d printer

Guys, this is SO MUCH HUGER than this image.  They actually have systems under development that can print directly into a wound.

 The bioprinter has a built-in laser scanner that scans the wound and determines its depth and area. The scan is converted into three-dimensional digital images that enable the device to calculate how many layers of skin cells need to be printed on the wound to restore it to its original configuration. The system has successfully printed skin patches 10 cm square on a pig

http://www.zeitnews.org/node/974
Ten years. that’s how long they reckon until this is commonplace.  Ten years.

fluffmugger:

deathrayglare:

A layer of human skin made from stem cells by a 3d printer

Guys, this is SO MUCH HUGER than this image.  They actually have systems under development that can print directly into a wound.


The bioprinter has a built-in laser scanner that scans the wound and determines its depth and area. The scan is converted into three-dimensional digital images that enable the device to calculate how many layers of skin cells need to be printed on the wound to restore it to its original configuration. The system has successfully printed skin patches 10 cm square on a pig

http://www.zeitnews.org/node/974

Ten years. that’s how long they reckon until this is commonplace.  Ten years.

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"I … conclude that the city’s highest officials have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner."

A judge has ruled that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, as well as the equal-protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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