Scholar’s App Expands to Schools Nationwide, Recently Awarding Over $20 Million in Scholarships

Scholar’s App, the leading U.S. end-to-end virtual scholarship platform, is expanding to high schools nationwide, bringing its trusted and verified virtual scholarship services to thousands of students, school counselors and donors.

In 2019, Scholar’s App students across 5,000 participating schools received more than $20 million in college scholarships through its secure web- and app-based platforms. All scholarships are fully screened by counselors prior to posting to prevent fraud and reduce data mining scams.

“We are excited to grow to public and private high schools throughout the U.S., especially during this time when virtual services are more important than ever,” said Scholar’s App CEO Traven Watase, who founded the company in 2015 after experiencing frustration with the college scholarship process firsthand. “Unlike other services, we never sell our data. We also verify each scholarship opportunity. This allows everyone in the process – from students to counselors to donors – to feel comfortable in a trusted virtual platform that removes traditional barriers in the system.”

In less than 3 years, Scholar’s App achieved 100 percent public high school participation in its original market of Hawaii. At James Campbell High School, the largest high school in the state with more than 3,000 students, each student is offered access to a Scholar’s App account starting in their sophomore year.

“Scholar’s App provides access to a growing number of scholarships in one easy-to-use format for our students, complete with personalized reminders that encourage the completion of each application – that is a big help for our busy students,” said Eleyne Fia, career/college counselor at James Campbell High School. “Scholar’s App is a trusted resource for us that provides enhanced protection to ensure student privacy and vet only the best scholarship opportunities.”

Benefits of Using Scholar’s App:

Students: Easily register, search, track and submit scholarship applications online, without printing, collecting and submitting forms from multiple sources. Student data is never sold or provided to third parties, and all scholarships are sorted and verified to ensure students don’t sacrifice time or privacy to receive the support they need.

Parents: The new Scholar’s App account for parents allows for convenient communication between school counselors and parents, and provides an easy way for parents to monitor each step of their child’s scholarship process.

Counselors: Streamline and automate the entire scholarship application process and tailor preferences for each student, while tracking progress to ensure timely completion. Enjoy time-saving tools such as electronic transcript submission and e-signature capability, and review applications at a glance from one easy-to-use dashboard portal.

Donors: Don’t let another call for scholarships go unanswered. In minutes, donors can customize each scholarship to reach the right students and ensure that they are connected with multiple high-quality applications. We make it so easy that Scholar’s App donors are inspired to expand their scholarship giving by an average of 5-10 percent.

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About Scholar’s App

Founded in 2015, San Francisco-based Scholar’s App is expanding to serve high schools throughout the U.S. with a trusted and verified online platform that streamlines the scholarship application process for students, school counselors and donors. Scholar’s App is the leading U.S. end-to-end virtual scholarship service, ensuring college students receive the support they need. Scholar’s App is a Blue Startups technology company, selected to participate in the tenth cohort of the Hawaii business accelerator. For more, visit