Smarter student financing
Going Merry Going Merry is making education accessible for everyone. They've started by simplifying the scholarship application process and will soon be helping students in many other ways. They have gained traction with over 100 high schools across the US with a scholarship marketplace that employs a "common app"-like experience, making it easy to find and apply directly for scholarships, signing up 2,000 students in the last month.
The founders both felt the benefit of scholarships funding their education at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon but also the pain of applying for them. Working out how to pay for college is unnecessarily complicated. It makes college acceptance a confusing and uncertain time – not the incredibly exciting moment it should be. Going Merry is about giving all students the confidence to be excited again.