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Dare to Be Great | Christopher Gray | TEDxYouth@SanDiego
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Added Jul 9, 2016
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From humble beginnings can come massive success. Christopher Gray found his way out of poverty through scholarships, and has made a name for himself through giving other students resources to fund their educations. He seized every opportunity to excel, and dared to be great.

After winning $1.3 million in scholarships, Christopher founded Scholly, an app that has helped students find more than $20 million in college scholarships. Scholly was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, and became #1 in the iPhone and Android App store for several weeks. Scholly also partnered with the White House My Brother’s Keeper Initiative to provide the app to 275,000 students each year. He was named a 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and made the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Entrepreneurship.

TEDxYouth@SanDiego is an independently organized TEDx event designed by youth, for youth to bring the power of big ideas to the youth of San Diego and the world. http://www.TEDxYouthSanDiego.com

After winning $1.3 million in scholarships himself, Christopher
founded Scholly, an app that helps students easily find scholarships
for college. Scholly was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, landing a
deal with Daymond John and Lori Greiner and sparking the biggest
fight in Shark Tank History. After Shark Tank, Scholly became #1
in the iPhone and Android App store for several weeks. Scholly
also partnered with the White House My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
to provide the app to 275k students across America each year.
Scholly also won a 100k investment from AOL Founder, Steve Case
in his Rise of the Rest Competition. To date, Scholly has helped
students raise $20 million in scholarship funds. Christopher was
also named a 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for
Social Entrepreneurship. He also made the 2016 Forbes 30 Under
30 List for Social Entrepreneurship, making the top of the list.

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