AngelScholars Debuts Crowdfunding Scholarship System
and the people who want to help fund their education can now find each
other thanks to a new online crowdfunding platform.
which launched its beta program on June 14, lets individuals create or
contribute to scholarships and helps students find existing
scholarships or create crowdfunding campaigns to fund their education.
as little as $50 dollars AngelScholars makes it possible for people to
get involved, have a personalized impact and have control over their
donations...," said Peter Hazlehurst, founder and CEO of AngelScholars,
director of product management for Google Wallet and COO of Postmates.
who want to set up a scholarship can make the qualifications as general
or specific as they want. "Scholarships can be as specific as a coding
camp for African-American high school students based in Oakland with a
3.0 GPA who are studying STEM, or as general as school uniforms for
kids whose parents make less than $25,000 and live in Atlanta," stated
a news release from the company. The minimum contribution to create a
scholarship is $50.
Students who want to fund their education can
find and apply for scholarships through the site, or they can create
their own crowdfunding campaigns and share them on social media to
enlist the help of friends and family. Students must be aged 13-25
to use AngelScholars to fund their education.
Further information about the crowdfunding scholarship platform can be found on the AngelScholars site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].