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'Grown-ish' Partners With App To Help Those Ducking Sallie Mae Pay Off Their Student Loan Debt

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Freeform’s Grown-ish is partnering with the scholarship app Scholly to help college students pay off their student debts. 

Grown-ish is a spinoff of the ABC family sitcom Black-ish. The show follows a college student, played by Yara Shahidi, as she navigates the struggle years, popularly referred to as higher education. While the show has garnered criticism, particularly with the representation of dark-skinned people, the Freeform phenom has also gained much acclaim for its ridiculously accurate portrayal of college life. 

Now, the show is attempting to make a difference in the lives of actual college students by partnering with Scholly, an app which helps college-bound students find private scholarships to help fund their collegiate careers. Through the collaboration, Scholly and Grown-ish are hoping to pay off $125,000 of debt for borrowers.

The first part of the application process is simple: Students enter personal information like their name, date of birth, college and student loan balance. The next step is more in-depth and involves applicants completing essays and providing more detailed information.

“We want as many people as possible to apply,” said the creator of the app, Christopher Gray. 

If you or someone you know is bombarded with student loan debt, the deadline to apply is January 31 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to begin the application process.

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