EPISD Education Foundation-sponsored scholarships and scholarships through their partner funds are now available and easily accessible by logging on to goingmerry.com. The new platform was introduced last school year to EPISD students, giving them a streamlined website to apply for multiple scholarships.
Students must first build a profile in Going Merry’s secure platform to access applications and get matched to eligible scholarships. The platform allows students to save documents and essays, to re-use across applications. It also includes an auto-fill feature that draws information from the student’s profile information, making it easier to fill out multiple applications. Information is not shared with other entities or organizations.
“Going Merry is a free, one-stop scholarships platform,” said CEO Charlie Maynard. “It matches you with scholarships and then helps you apply directly. It has both local and national scholarships and you can bulk-apply for multiple scholarships, which share similar essay prompts, using one application.”
Among the scholarships available on Go Merry in addition to the traditional $1,000 EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship, which is available to all EPISD seniors, are:
Ann Yerby Memorial Scholarship for students who are interested in a career in education (Paso del Norte Community Foundation Scholarship) – $1,000
Coach Lou Robustelli Memorial Scholarship for seniors graduating from Bowie or Burges high schools (Paso del Norte Community Foundation Scholarship) – $1,000
Genevieve Gonzalez Scholarship for seniors who have an interest pursuing a career in foreign languages (Paso del Norte Community Foundation Scholarship) – $1,000