District offers new scholarship search and application platform for high school students, families

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

High school students and their families will be able to search and apply for scholarships on one centralized platform under a new agreement between Alachua County Public Schools and a free service called Going Merry.

The Going Merry platform allows students to create a personal profile. The service will then match them with a list of scholarships for which they are eligible, which the students can filter and sort. Students can then apply for their preferred scholarships through the platform and can even apply for multiple scholarships at once. There’s also a mobile app. 

Going Mobile also helps students who need to apply for financial aid through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The Going Merry platform is used across the nation by more than half a million students and has been featured by a variety of national media outlets. It is also used by thousands of scholarship providers, include the Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Sam’s Club, and other community organizations and businesses. 

The service allows districts to upload information and applications for locally-based scholarships. ACPS is already working with local organizations, such as The Education Foundation, to provide information about those scholarships. A special email address (scholarships@gm.sbac.edu) has been set up for any local individuals or organizations that would like their scholarship information posted on the site.

During the afternoon of January 26, the district’s high school students will be receiving an invitation through their district emails to enroll in the service. More information is available at www.goingmerry.com.