A Going Merry scholarship platform demo, for high school counselors

A couple weeks ago, we were invited by NACAC (the National Association of College Admission Counseling) to deliver an online demo of our platform.

So Going Merry co-founder and CEO Charlie Maynard led high school counselors through how the platform works and how it benefits counselors:

 

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MerryApps: Apply to multiple scholarships simultaneously, using just one scholarship app

Back when I was a student applying to scholarships using those dreaded scholarship search engines, I noticed that scholarship applications often asked for the same information (name, email, class year, SAT score, etc.)–and sometimes even had the same essay prompt! So I’d dutifully, and monotonously, type in my personal information over and over again, and copy and paste the exact same 500-word essay across application platforms.

Never again!

You might already know that, with Going Merry, you never have to fill out those scholarship application forms again. But did you know that, in some instances, we’ve even simplified that essay copy & pasting?

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What does KIPP Bay Area’s Director of College Admissions Counselors say about Going Merry?

Over 5000 high school counselors use Going Merry to recommend college scholarships to their students, as well as to monitor their students’ applications processes.

We sat down with one of them–Shannon Harrison, KIPP Bay Area’s Director of College Counseling–to find out how Going Merry has helped both students and guidance counselors at KIPP.

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A counselor’s guide to making the most of Going Merry: 4 tips for student scholarship success

More than 5000 high school counselors across the U.S. use Going Merry. Recently, we reached out to some of the most successful counselors–ones who’ve helped many scholarship student winners. We asked them for their top tips.

How can Going Merry help your students win more scholarships and save you time? 

Well, here’s what our successful counselors said. (We added GIFS. You’re welcome.)


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Our new “College Scholarships” section lists universities’ own financial aid packages, tailored to you.

Where we came from

For two years, we’ve built a platform to allow students, counselors, and parents an easy way to find scholarships they’re eligible for, filter through the noise, and apply to their favorites—all right from our platform. Now, over 200,000 students across 10,000 high schools use Going Merry.

But external, independent scholarships are only one part of the financial equation. Universities themselves also offer financial aid packages.

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