The App That's Helping Thousands Of Students Get Scholarships
The idea for Gray's college-funding platform came from personal experience: Raised by a single mom in Birmingham, Alabama, he was always determined to become the first in his family to finish college. Knowing academic advancement wouldn't be cheap, he went off to find golden opportunities. "Our home didn't have internet, so I had to wait to use the computer at the public library," says Gray, who began his quest in 2009. After seven months of scrappy yet scrupulous searching, he drummed up $1.3 million in scholarships to attend Drexel University and even cover future graduate school expenses. But he couldn't shake how frustrating his search had been, and he saw a way to make it easier for others.
For every student Gray helps, he's reminded of one who needed a hand years ago. "My uncle never learned to read, but he can fix anything you give him," says Gray. "He could have been an engineer—and that's why I want to give people the tools they need to excel."
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