Sep. 12, 2016 11:33 am

Scholly has a new celebrity ambassador with Philly roots

Actor Jesse Williams is the education startup's new chief brand ambassador.

Jessie Williams with the Scholly app.

(Courtesy photo)

Before actor Jesse Williams was on beloved ABC drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” before his rousing BET Awards speech and before his high-profile advocacy work for social justice, the celebrity was a public school teacher with a degree from Temple University.

Now, he’s revisiting his Philly roots by taking a position as chief brand ambassador at Scholly, the local startup that makes scholarship opportunities accessible to low-income students. Scholly first came into the public eye with an early-2015 appearance on Shark Tank.

“I’m proud to announce that I’m joining the Scholly team in our mutual pursuit to help more young Americans pay for college,” said Williams. “There is no substitute for equal access — there is no substitute for a quality education.”

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