Stealing my money 1/5
You guys literally have been stealing my money for a year, if not over a year now. I was using the app before it was updated and paid for the membership only to find that a majority of the scholarships were unavailable anymore due to them being outdated. Glad to the the devs actually updating the app, but that doesn’t make up for the fact that I’ve unsubscribed from the app and there has still been money taken out of my account ever since that day even after attempting to unsubscribe multiple times. I do love the idea and purpose of this app but this issue needs to be resolved, I have proof of the transactions and if te devs do reach out and work to resolve the issue with me I will more than gladly remove this comment. Until then I don’t recommend using this app unless you want money taken from your account every month for the rest of your life.
Matching issues 3/5
By Aim Baim boo
The app constantly matches me with scholarships I am not eligible based on my grade level. I am a high school senior and the only scholarships I’ve been matched with are ones for students already in college.
Pretty bad 1/5
By highschool student on a budget
I was recommended this app by an uncle and cousin who used it years ago. I made my account excited to find scholarships and filled out all the qualifications for them to find the best match scholarships for me. After spending about 15 minutes scrolling through the long list with repetitive qualifiers so that Scholly could figure out who I am I finally got matched. I was extremely disappointed to find that there was only 3 I matched that didn’t meet my qualifications and were basically lottery scholarships that only one person could win and required you to put in a substantial amount of work. After I cleared those scholarships because they were lottery machines that didn’t match my qualifications I expected for more scholarships to pop up but they didn’t. When I went to my dashboard and hit scholarships I was directed to a pay wall expecting me to whip out my card and pay them a subscription (yes not a lifetime access that you can use the main purpose of this app) for work they haven’t done. And I repeatedly tried to find scholarships to then get directed to the pay wall again and again and they didn’t even offer me the cheapest one but the annual expensive one. Y’all scholarships are supposed to give you money for college. Don’t pay these people to hand you lottery style scholarships that don’t match you. Your better off just going to your preferred colleges website and seeing what scholarships they can provide or searching around on the internet. After spending about 30 minutes on the app I uninstalled it just as quickly.
College student 1/5
Applied to many and never got one scholarship.
Broke Student 1/5
I can barely afford college and you expect me to pay for an app to help me pay for college? Makes no sense.
Don’t bother downloading. They’ll charge you $50, and even if you cancel the subscription right after you realize they’ve charged you, they refuse to refund it.
Why is there a fee to use this? 1/5
Why would the app developers make this a paid service? Students can barely afford tuition on top of book fees, rent fees, etc. The whole point of a scholarship is help students who can’t afford school. Seem super counter-intuitive to place a price on that. Honestly, this is just a way to make money off of low income students and that’s the lowest business idea. Sure, the service provided is convenient but honestly if you put the work in to look up things you’ll be able to find these scholarships on your own. Anyways, super disappointed in this app and the people behind in for targeting such a vulnerable group who barely have enough money to even afford school.
No grandfathering 1/5
By Shaina m
I like many people actually brought this app before it turned into a subscription based service and got no notification that I would not be able to access the features I previously purchased. Because of that I can’t recommend this any longer.
I would’ve liked a clear explanation that the scholarship search tool was only available to those with a paid description BEFORE I input all of my personal information.
Waste of money! Don’t do it 1/5
The app is free but you have to pay a monthly or annual fee to view scholarships. Not worth it!
Not very useful 3/5
By Meow Niga
I didn’t find scholly to be much help at all. I was constantly matched with scholarship opportunities that I wasn’t qualified for and often found that the scholarships found were never over 5,000. It’s a hassle to work with. The only silver lining is that they have a new writing help to guide your work and catch mistakes, almost like a grammarly type thing.
I recommend that you get it for one month and apply to as many scholarships as you can find and stop using the services.
I’m not that happy with my experience to be honest.
THEY STILL CHARGING MY SUBSCRIPTION AFTER I CANCELLED IT 1/5
Don’t buy this app!!
Subscription cancellation 1/5
By Katelyn Schwartz
I cancelled my Scholly subscription months ago but the payments are still coming out of my account every month and there is no phone number or way to stop these payments. Help??
No point 1/5
Paying a monthly fee in order to find scholarships (of which, 99% you probably won’t even win) defeats the whole purpose of even looking/applying for scholarships. Why do I have to pay just to find money ?
Rip off 1/5
I used it for a couple of weeks and was charged for the monthly fee. Now apple is telling me I can’t get a refund. Don’t bother!
Paying to get spam emails 1/5
This app is 100% not worth it. You’re paying to just be spammed with emails 24/7. It’s sad to know that they’re profiting off of students who are just trying to pay for school. I applied for tons of scholarships, spent hours of time applying and didn’t get a single thing other than more fake, spam emails. The makers should honestly be ashamed of themselves.
Free Essays 5/5
I went ahead and downloaded the app, but when it’s open it gives you the option to take essays; not create or apply for scholarships.
Great scholarship portfolio 5/5
Gives you multiple scholarships all honest and easy to apply to.
Cancelled subscription, still get charged 1/5
I cancelled last month, but still got charged, and said i didn't
Tried canceling, still being charged for it 1/5
I tried to contact their customer service department, but the email doesn't go through, and I'm still being charged for the app even though I've deleted my account
Falls short 2/5
Good idea, but speaking of people of low income... if they do not have 5$+ to waste a month .. then it defeats the purpose... the functions you need cost.. will be deleting this app and looking for a new one .
I think this is a good app, but I have a suggestion. Can at least just searching for scholarships be part of the free version? I can understand paying for the specific matches, but at least let us scroll through the scholarships on the app without making us pay for it. It’s a scholarship app...
It’s okay 3/5
I haven’t seen as much variety as I’d like to. The app works okay, but they raised their monthly price by $3 and didn’t tell me. Nothing about their service changed I don’t believe, so the price jump was unwarranted. I got rid of it because it’s not worth $5 a month when I can just spend a little extra time and look on my own
Negative Changes 1/5
By Vibes dog kennel
My daughter and I purchased the app when it first launched. At that time we did not have to pay a monthly fee. Now that things have changed and we have to pay a fee to use the app. Doesn’t seem right to me!!!
I use to tell people about this app all the time since I work at a college. I will no longer recommend this app to anyone!!
Not for graduate students 1/5
I am a PhD student and I filled out my profile in detail, but all that was offered were corporate “prizes,” “enter to win” lotteries or absolutely irrelevant and low-amount grants far outside of my field.
Don’t waste your student budget on this subscription service!
Rip off 1/5
I purchased the yearly subscription which is still active until February 2020, but am not able to use any features on the app as it asks me to pay for the monthly subscription! Extremely disappointed
Yearly/monthly payments are disgusting 1/5
I spent 60 minutes going through and filling out everything to the best of my knowledge before reaching the last form. Where I was told I CANT EVEN GET SCHOLARSHIP INFO. The whole point of downloading this app was in order to find targeting scholarships and after wasting my time filling the forms out I have to pay just to see the scholarships I fit?
Lots of expired scholarships 2/5
We’ve gone through a lot of scholarships and many are for 2018. Seems like they are not updated as I would like. Also some of these are scholarships for $500 that a million students would apply for. Realistically what are the chances? Pretty slim I think. How about narrowing it down to local scholarships? I don’t think a company in California wants to give a scholarship to someone in Georgia.
Repeated scholarships 3/5
I had heard about this app and felt like I needed it to assist my son in finding scholarship, the same scholarships that I had already found for him doing searches have been the ones that continue to appear on the app and many of the ones that show have nothing to do with him or he isn’t eligible for them.
Lost access 4/5
By Thunder Dream
Old: I bought this app a while ago, and I thought I had lifetime access. Now, it’s asking for a yearly fee.
^ it seems my account has been restored. Thank you.
Constantly crashes 1/5
I can’t even register because it just constantly loads or just crashes
Good idea Can't connect ever 1/5
Won’t let me log in at all 1/5
It refused to let me log in
Need assistance 2/5
I originally purchased Scholl after seeing it on Shark Tank years ago. I originally purchased for a set fee on Google Play. None of my Google information is registering. I need assistance and I was unable to find a support option online or on the app. Unfortunately I have to create this rating to get your attention so that I can get assistance.
Pretty Good! Small Issues if Any 4/5
I noticed a lot of the reviews were from about a year ago so I thought I’d review the most recent version. I’ve been using it for a few months now and have found it incredibly helpful. The app runs smoothly and I’ve never had any crashes.
As for the scholarships, I haven’t won anything but then again, many scholarships take awhile to announce a winner so I’m still waiting on a few. Don’t expect to win and get scholarships awards very quickly. Also, the website said it wouldn’t include any type of “giveaway” or “sweepstake” style scholarships, but I see them on there all the time.
Unfortunately, they recently raised the price of their monthly subscription from $2.99 to $4.99. I normally wouldn’t mind, but it would be nice to at least send a courtesy email to subscribers. If you plan to continue using the service, a few other perks like an essay editor and math problem solver are on the Scholly website. I would recommend it to you if you’re going to be dedicated to applying for scholarships and use the other resources, but if not, there are plenty of free scholarship sources instead.
Lost $4.99 for an app that won’t let me in 1/5
By M. Debby
I got this app first about 3 years ago and I paid fee about a dollar I believe, but I deleted the app and then I come back to the app, and I’m asked to pay $4.99 a month to get matched to scholarships. I figured fine, if it does the job why not, $60 a year is cheaper than 21 grand a year in tuition. Only after I paid, the app won’t let me in. I was charged for the app yet it keeps asking me to pay again. Everyday. And it never lets me in.
Now I’m out 5 bucks for this month with nothing.
Scholly mini review 3/5
By NATO Poppins
So this app interface is amazing and I am one of the people who bought the app before the subscription so I don’t have to buy that. However, I do have one big complaint. I have spent many hours writing and responding to the scholarships that are presented to me and I have never won a single scholarship. I think its a cool idea but I cannot help but wonder if this thing actually works. Is it like playing the lotto? Those are my thoughts.
Ripoff alert! 1/5
You have to pay $4.99 to find out that all these scholarships are for $200 and require you do more work than you would be paid $200 for. Tried to get a refund, but the App Store needs to be investigated by various government entities.
Changed after update 1/5
Just deleted. Paid the initial fee when they first started to out and after updating its requiring me to pay a monthly or yearly fee? Loved Scholly for the 3+ years I had it but not since they changed and tried to charge me again
I paid for this app and now I have to pay a monthly fee? 1/5
I paid for this app when it first released and now I have to pay a fee in order to access it. I sent a message asking for insight as to why this happened with no response.
Subscription plan is bogus 1/5
The whole point of this app was to HELP college students find money to pay for school. I paid for the app and the small, one-time fee to try and get scholarships. Now, I log back on for the first time in a while and see that things have changed to a subscription-based, money-grubbing, greedy scheme to make money off of people who really don’t have the cash to spare.
It’s disheartening and infuriating to see an app that was really great and pure turn into just another scam. I paid the one-time fee, and feel like that should have “grandfathered” me in to avoid having to pay a subscription fee in the future. What a load of garbage, Scholly!
By kayleigh smith-c
I cancelled my membership and they charged me AGAIN . How do I report this problem and ask for a refund
If you’re trying to help students why charge them?🤷🏽♂️😕 2/5
The app looks as if it would be legit but just to get a match you have to sign up to pay or do a 3day trail, there are a lot of free scholarship search websites not many legit apps, but if the goal is to help students then why charge upfront
Purchased App when it was first released now paying for it 3/5
I would like to know why I have to pay for something I helped to support from the very beginning?
I watched this app get on shark tank and as a first generation college student I saw some hope in this app. So years ago while in high schools I paid for this app. And just like many other people in these reviews I’m disappointed that they decided to switch from a one time payment to a monthly subscription. You have to understand you are marketing this app to broke college student who need money, and those who aren’t able to pay a monthly fee to maybe get a scholarship. Beyond disappointed. One star would not recommend anymore.
In a loop 1/5
What is going on? First the app forced me to sign up for 2.99/month, now displaying at 4.99. BUT, it will not display my scholarship list. Just keeps looping back to the plan page. I've uninstalled and reinstalled but with the same result.
Price charged not as advertised... 3/5
I was hesitant at first to pay for the yearly subscription, but to get scholarships to assist with my college fees, I gave it a shot. It was advertised as $29.99 for the year and a 3 day free trial. When I agreed to the yearly fee, I was notified that it was going to charge me $44.99. Needless to say I canceled during my free trial.
Free? Yeah right 1/5
The app is free and theres a “free” option in the app but that just gets you access to resources like essay tips. But the app’s whole purpose is matching students to scholarships. But you can’t be matched with a free plan. You have to pay $2.99 a month (or $29.99 a year).
I saw this app on a video on Facebook after the CEO, Christopher Gray, talked about the need he saw for a scholarship matching app. He also talked about how he wished he had an app like this when he was homeless in high school and applying for college.
Excuse me for a minute, but by essentially forcing students to pay to be matched, wouldn’t that put lower income students (like Mr. Gray in high school) at a disadvantage? Not everyone can spare $3 a month for an app.
It’s also kind of weird how the app makes you pay. Where does that money go? There are plenty of free websites that do the same thing. I guess the convience of having it on your phone is worth $3?
Anyways, this is a long winded rant that can be summarized by simply saying, “The CEO is a hypocrite who wants to charge high schoolers $3 for an app that provides the same service that other websites do for free”
Thank You!! 5/5
By FUELING THE DREAM
I am loving the one stop shop for current scholarships access.
Awesome Job!! 🤗💯🌹👍