The Social Network Where High School Students Can Get Noticed By Universities And Win ScholarshipsBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are useful tools for high school students. These can help them find out more about the universities that they want to enroll in and keep updated on what's happening there.
There is one social network, though, created for high school students as a platform to tell their stories and get noticed by universities. There is also the possibility that students can win scholarships through Goodwall.
"We strongly believe that we can help every student become the best version of themselves," Goodwall wrote as its mission. "It is our mission to prepare students aged 14 through 19 with the necessary tools, knowledge and support to reach their full potential."
So how does it work?
Goodwall allows students to showcase their talents and achievements on its platform and connect with others worldwide. With this, users can unlock wonderful opportunities for their growth and development. The social networking site has also opened doors to scholarships for some of its users.
"At Goodwall, we view the world as a whole, not as a collection of countries and cities," the site added. "We are driven by the stories our students tell us every day."
The website is founded by Taha Bawa, Chief Executive Officer, and Omar Bawa, Chief Product Officer, on Jan. 7, 2014. Goodwall has over 650,000 students in over 40,000 high schools.
Aside from the benefit it provides students, Goodwall also allows educational institutions to connect with students who meet their admissions criteria. It promotes schools' summer and online courses as well.
Last December, The Wall Street Journal reported that Goodwall was able to raise $2.1 million to help students. Its seed funding was raised from F.A.E., Fongit, Verve Capital and angel investors.
The publication noted that the website is intended to be a space where students can post details about their skills and achievements. These are normally things that they would not share on other social apps.