Very Disappointed 1/5
I downloaded Scholly a few years ago for the price of $3.99 because I could get access to scholarship opportunities for years for no subscription fee. Now that I am in my senior year of high school and need these scholarships the most, Scholly has begun requiring a subscription fee. My $3.99 was wasted because now the app wants me to pay $29.99 a month for what I previously had access to for free. They should at least reimburse the $3.99 fee, if not give a free subscription to those that bought the app before the most recent update.
Why pay when I’m trying to earn money. 1/5
Why in the world would anyone pay for access to scholarships that most of those companies want you to find. Dumb idea crooks selling hopes and dreams.
This is a very good tool 5/5
By EpicEli €()
Love how simple they have made finding scholarships.
I bought the app years a go but now expected to pay a monthly fee too 1/5
By Christipher DiCesare
I bought the app when it first released. Because I paid for it I didn’t have to pay a monthly subscription. I left a comment/review saying as much. The developers reached out to me and offered me something in a link which I stupidly downloaded. Now I am out the cost of the price I paid before and they want me to pay a monthly or yearly fee... So my review went from 4 stars to 1 star, and I will no longer be using the service. Cheap, petty and completely disgusting that these people would force me to pay monthly when I put down money for the app before they charged money. Then finding out and tricking me into downloading a “patch” that forces me to pay for it monthly know.
I can no longer recommend this product. I work at a college financial aid office and I recommended this product to every student who came into my office for money. You’ve lost that free targeted marketing from me. I will from now on recommend students go elsewhere.
Only get if you want to pay 1/5
The app will have you enter in all of your information and then ask you to pay either a monthly or yearly fee for you to find scholarships. There are many other free websites available. Seems like a total scam. Do not recommend.
STOLE MY MONEY 1/5
By angry person!💯😡🤬
I downloaded the app because it said I had the choice of choosing between a 2.99 per month account or a free account BUT PLEASE TELL ME WHY ITS BEEN TRYING TO CHARGE MY CARD 29.99! I NEVER BOUGHT A SUBSCRIPTION PLEASE FOND A WAY TO FIX THIS BECAUSE I DONT NEED TO BE PAYING FOR THINGS I DIDNT WANT! STOP TRYING TO TAKE MY MONEY!
I CHOSE TO HAVE THE FREE ACCOUNT YET TOU TRY TO CHARGE ME 29.99 ..? FOR WHAT!
AND I CANT EVEN DELETE MY ACCOUNT! C’MON ARE TOU TRYING TO TAKE MY MONEY FOR AN APP I USED FOR 1 DAY THEN DELETED
By Should've won but they said no
I thought this would match me with scholarships because I need money for college, but this app WANTS money to match me with scholarships. Wish it was free. Definitely not recommending.
Great Idea, but maybe not worth the subscription? 4/5
I’ve had this app since I’ve started college in 2014. I’ve applied for scholarships every year and haven’t been rewarded, not at fault at this app, but still it makes me regret buying the app and putting in all that effort just to end up collecting more loans and debt. It’s a great idea, and I figured it was worth the initial pay because finding scholarships takes time which I have very little of; but with another monthly payment to add onto paying my normal bills and my school debt, even one as little as $3, adds up.
It’s a great resource and gives you the chance at so many opportunities! Use it only if you’re okay with paying 😊 it’ll be worth it for someone I’m sure.
I need up with my subscription plan 2/5
I recently subscribed for a month but it keeps on saying you now have full access to the app but I don’t actually have access to see the scholarships. I need help urgently! Kindly opt me out
Costs too much 1/5
I originally got the app for cheap and now that I’m at a university, I decided to download it again. After spending several minutes answering questions it then asks me for $30 to see my matches.
Limited Access 2/5
Sadly, you need to pay for different subscriptions to access possible scholarships that you may qualify for. As a Free Member all you have access to is a few articles and sample essays, but not enough to actually keep the app saved on your phone...
Don’t Forget Where You Came From 1/5
I downloaded this app because of the unique story the founder had applying to scholarships on a library computer because he was not even able to afford a smartphone. I was very surprised to see that he then wanted to charge money to use his app, as the free version has very limited resources that are not very helpful. Very disappointed in how you sold out because kids like you aren’t able to afford to use this resource. Would you have been able to use this service that costs $30, Chris? Seems very hypocritical and like you’re part of the problem, not the solution. I’d urge anyone who actually needs financial aid to use free services online that don’t profit directly off the backs of students just looking for help.
Not worth it 1/5
By College freshman 2022
The app doesn’t have a diverse set of scholarships. It contains a set amount which everyone who has the app applies to and that creates greater competition. If you really want to win scholarships then don’t the old fashion way and research online.
Read the terms of agreement! 1/5
I knew this was too good to be true. Towards the end of the user terms of agreement, in bold letters, it states that the rights of any content that users produce is transferred to Scholly. This includes any ideas, essays, or media that you post! They specifically state that they then have all rights to that content and are allowed to modify it, publish it, and even market it if it’s a marketable idea. I think that this is wrong on so many levels, as many scholarship applications specifically ask you about ideas one may be wanting to pursue in their academic future. Just another example of a big company taking advantage of desperate college students. Shame on you. 👎
If you can... go for it!! | MUST READ | LOVE!! With one exception 4/5
By She won't sugar code
Having just made an account on Scholly, and read about how the app came to be, I was extremely excited to use the app. This app is unique in that it is easy to use, and narrows the scholarship search by allowing the user to check boxes that apply to their circumstances. This app is also beneficial because it provides examples of winning essays. In addition, articles are available to users that give tips on obtaining and improving scholarships, as well as tips for studying. It was to my surprise that something so game-changing came with a price. I shortly discovered that in order to get matched with a scholarship you must pay a monthly fee.
Upon reading his story, Christopher Gray mentioned that growing up, he was an intelligent and capable young person, who unfortunately was poor. I can only imagine the amount of people with a similar story, or worse. The bottom line is that $2.99/ month is a mountain to climb for many. Although one could argue that a job is an application away, some just don’t have that type of flexibility in their time or wallets. I’d hate for others to not have access to such a great app, that connects others to free money, simply because of a monthly fee.
I highly recommend Scholly. The only recommendation I have is to make this app free to all users. I understand that this task may be challenging for the developers, but as a young person in high school who is unemployed, paying a monthly fee ( as low as $2.99) is challenging. As much as I love the app, I will not be using it for this very reason: price.
Christopher Gray: I’m not sure what goes into making this app what it is, but I truly believe you can find/develop a way to make it completely free for all. An app as valuable as this is needed because it is leading others to where the money is. Money means education. And education, for the most part, is how most of us are able to build sustaining careers for ourselves in today’s society.
I hope my feedback is helpful.
Thank you for your commitment to playing a vital role in the advancement of the education of others. You’re doing great work!
I did the application, filled out the whole thing and it brought to a “write and essay” section but only had a sample essay but nothing as far as submit an essay. So as far as I can see there were no scholarships available. If there was a scholarship available then why is the app pushing me towards an essay for a scholarship when I cannot submit for one?
Did not want to subscribe 1/5
Tried to scroll up and it subscribed me. Then went out of the app and while I was trying to click out of something else, the app popped up with the confirmation window that required my fingerprint when I was clicking for something else. Ridiculous!
Would be great if it worked 3/5
The app has stopped working for a while and continues to just load. I’ve used it before and it’s been helpful but I haven’t been able to use it. Please fix the bugs :)
The stole your money 1/5
I have a degree in Law and I was looking a scholarship for a Master in Law (I’m a refugee in the US) which this App doesn’t do. I have no job and I canceled this freaking subscription in iTunes but, not directly into the App so they charge me for the entire year for something that is garbage for me. Do not waste your money on this!!!
Need to PAY for it! 3/5
I got this app seeing all the potential. It is a great eye opener and gives you access to unlimited opportunities for scholarships. BUT, if you click free all you have access to is a little bit of advice in a few articles, nothing good that the app advertises. All the scholarships and the matching, editors, everything you have to pay for with either the monthly or yearly package. Keep this in mind before you get your hopes up like I did.😊
Refund please 1/5
Ive downloaded free apps just like this app and in my opinion, they were just as helpful. I thought that maybe this would help me apply for the scholarships but just like the free apps, you have to do it yourself which is what I have been doing for months. If I could receive a refund that’d be great.
Helping those in need - at a price 1/5
Let’s get this clear - you are paying money for an app that helps students that do not have the means to pay for schooling? A lot of people applying for scholarships are in need/need based situations and just can’t spend money on an app when you can do it for free elsewhere. Read the Apple spotlight for the app and thought how backwards this was - the creator was from a low income family and spent hours applying & now he wants to help other kids... at a price. Just do what the creator did, go to the library and apply - FOR FREE. It’s like making the homeless people reaching out to the food kitchen to pay a monthly subscription fee.
I have no reason to complain - there are way better resources for free elsewhere - but I just thought this was ridiculous...
app only does its purpose if you pay for it
Paid subscription while during free period 1/5
By Mike DeMaess
If you just want to try out the app for the free period do not do it. Go into the app knowing you will have to pay. I deleted my account and unsubscribed on the day my free trial ended but was still charged. I cannot get a refund from Apple or Scholly. Scholly does have decent support.
Worth it if you’re motivated 4/5
Im a senior, i used to rely on the scholarship portals my university set up for me, thinking these would have everything in one place but after checking out this app I realized there are so many scholarship opportunities out there that weren’t presented to me because they are just obscure enough to not be in their radar but the app has gathered them all in one place. I’m glad this app exists and wish I’d had it when I was a freshman. If you take the time to go through it, answer ALL the questions for your parameters and it will match you with EVERYTHING, a list conveniently populated for you, updated with new scholarships, a timeline to help you keep track of deadlines coming up. This app is sooo helpful.
Useless app! 1/5
Despite entering a tremendous amount of information, the app was unable to match me.
Mostly good 4/5
Overall a helpful app for finding scholarships at a pretty cheap price. There are ways it could improve. I got a lot of scholarships that didn’t match me, were for majors I wasn’t interested in or places I didn’t live. But it was hard to weed these out, because each scholarship gets one generic description that often isn’t very helpful. If the descriptions could be edited to show more important details like the requirements for application or essay word count, that would be so helpful. Also it would be really nice if we could look up scholarships. For example, if I could see all scholarships for business majors, or search for no essay scholarships. Things like that. That would definitely make this app 5 stars. As it is, I find it worth it for one month, but not any longer.
Stay away 1/5
Used it once received lousy results and cancelled same day, yet it charged my account for a year subscription three days later.
By 3rd yr college
Did anyone actually get a scholarship though?? Like is it worth it to pay because I’ve heard you’re not supposed to pay for scholarships it’s a scam😐😐🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️
Not working 1/5
I tried using this app and I tried the 2.99 a month and the free version either way I never saw a scholarship and deleted it after two months.
I’m a student, it helps! 4/5
By broke but hopefull
Although I have yet to be granted a scholarship I have found here, it has provided me with an endless supply of choices from which to choose. I seen one or two sketchy ones but the greater majority are legitimate. I really like this app and I hope it pays off for me. Worth the 2.99
Paid stuff 1/5
As soon as downloaded it asks you to pay
Charging broke students? 1/5
You have to pay money to find help getting money?? You do realize that students are looking for money to help their financial situation.... no thanks
I am bit disappointed. Too many bugs . There is no sorting options and not enough scholarships . Too many redundant questions
How am I supposed to pay if am asking for money 1/5
Am sorry but I don’t think that I should pay money trying to obtain a scholarship.
Every time I open the app “server error” very disappointed tried finding scholarships and this keeps popping up. Monthly scholarship for nothing Iv used this app for 30 minutes! I want my $3 back.
By Bed is great
I was happy to finally see an app that had the ability to find college scholarships. After signing up for an account, I was immediately disappointed with the result. It had a monthly fee or a yearly fee. With my family being tight on money, I went to my home screen and deleted the app. I don’t understand why you would make something that costs money when as a child, the founder was part of a family that was laid off. I’m guessing he didn’t have an extra $5 laying around. I’m going to find a new app that is free.
By WWE needs to update this app
Most students need some form of aid to help cover the cost of tuition and other fees. If the creators of this app want to charge its users $$ then the scholarships should be a given. Why pay $$ for scholarships that are not guaranteed, appears to be a waste of $$. As a student I do not have $$ to waste on scholarships that are not guaranteed.
Pay money to get money? 1/5
I almost had my account fully created but something told me to do some research on it. Sure enough Scholly was subscription based. It doesn’t make any sense for me, who NEEDS money to go to school will SPEND money for a CHANCE to get money. There are other scholarship search engines out there that are free.
No way to sort by age or degree 2/5
By Lauryn Effie
Has been a good way to show me scholarships I wouldn’t normally know about but It would be really nice for the age to be an input option. A lot of my ‘matches’ are for students under 18 and as a person going back to school I am 15 years older than that. Does a really poor job of sorting for graduate degrees as well. I don’t know if the information is used for matching or not but again my ‘matches’ are for someone without a degree, someone in high school or trying to go to undergrad.
Wish I could give it a lower rating 1/5
Pay to play. Deleted this garbage app immediately.
Not a good app 1/5
You have to pay to get actual scholarship matches. I would not recommend downloading it.
A mess! 1/5
This app matched me to sooooo many scholarships...most of which I was ineligible for. It took hours to wade through all of them, just see that I’m not eligible for half of them, and the deadline has passed in most of the other ones. Somebody needs to work on this, it’s ridiculous. I saw it on Sharktank, and thought I’d give it a try. Lori Greiner, get ur stuff together, this is terrible!
Loading problem 1/5
I downloaded this a few hours ago and I filled out the application with my name my gender etc, and I waited it for load scholarships for an hour and a half and I’m still waiting. I’ve been looking for scholarships for weeks so I can start applying and got no luck. I thought maybe this app would help. Please fix this issue or I’m going to end up deleting the app.
Doesn’t even open. Waste of time. 1/5
Major tech issues here. I was able to make an account but it stopped there...Scholly, if you’re going to charge $2.99 per month please make sure that you’re app works instead of making people waste their time.....go get some tech help.
Don’t waste your time 1/5
By a grad student who is annoyed
The app request for you to include your personal information (e.g. level of education), so it can narrow the search. Unfortunately, you can include anything in your profile and you will get the same results (thousands), which majority you won’t qualify for. Google is a better source and it’s free!!!
A waste of time unless you want to pay $2.99 a month and not figure it out until you finish and waste a good 30 minutes you will never get back.:)
There is no free version! 1/5
No free version, meaning you MUST pay the $2.99. Wish it stated that instead of me spending time filling out my profile and then showing me nothing. You will not see any scholarships unless you pay.
Waste of time: Not actually free to use 1/5
If you keep skipping to pay for it for $2.99 a month they will STILL have you go through and fill everything out and make you go through a long list of stuff you’d qualify for just to tell you you HAVE to pay $2.99 a month to view any of the scholarship options or else you can only view advice from scholarship winners. So the app really isn’t free like you think it is and a huge waste of time filling stuff out until you figure that out in the end.