Tallo student surprised on GMA with $50,000 College Scholarship

We created Tallo’s $50,000 Scholarship to help a student impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Good Morning America helped us surprise the winner, Lyric Wise, and her family live on television! Lyric is one of more than a million bright, driven students on Tallo finding out-of-the-box ways to overcome barriers and make their college dreams a reality.

The Tallo Scholarship and Lyric's Story

Lyric Wise, a high school senior from Philadelphia, PA, wanted to be the first person in her family to graduate high school and attend college. She did everything right in high school: She’s class salutatorian, National Honor Society president, and even started her own nonprofit to help her community. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and her mom’s hours at work were cut back, she knew the last thing standing in between her and her college dreams was the cost of getting a degree. 

Lyric turned to Tallo to connect with scholarships and financial aid opportunities. She applied to what she believed to be a Tallo $10,000 Scholarship. We were inspired by her drive, intelligence, and determination to overcome barriers and stay focused on her goals. Good Morning America helped us pull off an incredible surprise: We awarded Lyric a $50,000 scholarship to pursue her dream of attending Drexel University in the fall! 

Want the chance to win your own scholarship?
The $5,000 “Pay it Forward” Scholarship, inspired by Lyric’s story, is live on Tallo now! 

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