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Christopher Gray Updates Scholly’s Progress on Shark Tank

Christopher Gray, founder of the Scholly app, made an appearance on ‘Shark Tank’ nine years after his initial splash on the program.

Christopher Gray, founder of the scholarship app Scholly, recently made a return appearance on the TV reality show Shark Tank nine years after he made his first splash on the program, according to Forbes. The update showcased Gray’s company’s achievements and also unveiled significant scholarship announcements.

“We’re excited to be on the show again,” expressed Gray, who reflected on his journey since launching Scholly.

Last year, education lender SLM Corp, commonly known as Sallie Mae, acquired Scholly’s key assets for an undisclosed sum. The app has since been rebranded as Scholly by Sallie.

Donna Vieira, EVP and chief commercial officer at Sallie Mae, announced a $1 million commitment from the Sallie Mae Fund to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Their Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program aims to support students from underserved communities through various scholarships, addressing financial hurdles that often hinder graduation.

Reflecting on his decision to invest, John highlighted the impressive return on his investment and emphasized its success.

Gray’s journey from scholarship recipient to entrepreneur exemplifies the transformative power of education. His commitment to leveling the playing field for fellow students continues to drive Scholly’s mission of accessibility and opportunity in higher education.

Source: Black Enterprise

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