Raised underprivileged, black, and gay in Birmingham, Alabama by a single mother, Christopher Gray felt trapped in a community of diminishing options. Desperate to find a way to a better life, he knew college was the opportunity he needed to succeed. He had the grades to make it, but money was a looming, overwhelming obstacle in his path. That was when he learned a shocking fact: millions of dollars of scholarship funding were going unclaimed each year. Despite not owning a computer, let alone having access to the internet, Gray applied his way to over $1.3 million dollars in scholarships, earning the nickname “the million dollar scholar” in the process. That funding let him fulfill his dream of attending Drexel University and bought him a one-way ticket out of Alabama. While navigating the confusing world of scholarship applications, Gray had kept thinking to himself, There has to be a better way. A few years later as a junior in college, he invented Scholly, an app that helps perspective college students find scholarships in the ever-changing and complicated world of advanced education finance. Today, Christopher helps thousands of students find, apply, and claim millions of scholarships each year. In Go Where There Is No Path, Christopher shares his story and struggles of building an app between classes, pitching his growing company on Shark Tank, and now leading the over three million Scholly subscribers to their dream schools. By providing young entrepreneurs the tools to succeed he was never directly given, he opens the door to success for anyone willing to put in the work. Go Where There Is No Path is an engaging account of how to build a business through work that can change lives.
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
- ISBN: 9780062992109
- Format: Paperback
210 mm x 140 mm