Friday, April 22, 2011

Facebook App Pledges to Help You Find Scholarships

Whether you’re looking for financial aid for college for the first time or you’ve done it for the past four years, the process can seem daunting. Trying to get as much money as you can as the deadlines fly by is frustrating and unfair when all you want to do is go to school. Well, the people at Facebook have heard your cries and are planning to launch an app to help by January, 2012.

Connect Fund will use demographic information provided by the Facebook user to recommend financial aid options including grants, student loans, and the Free Applications For Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA. In addition, as with many popular Facebook apps, users will have the option to share their experience with their Facebook friends.

According to the Huffington Post, the application was developed by Devin Valencia, a 24 year old graduate of The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for the “Get Schooled College Affordability Challenge.” Valencia received $10,000 in prize money for her idea.

MTV, the College Board and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged $100,000 towards getting the app up and running by the January deadline. Hopefully, finding money for college will soon be as easy as playing Farmville.


  1. wow its cool that now anyone can use Facebook also for their career opportunity.
    Facebook Applications

  2. Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful!

    Looking for a facebook applications developers?