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'Million Dollar Scholar' Software Helps College-Bound Students Pay For School

Ras Asan
Derrius Quarles (L) and Ras Asan (R) co-founded the education funding startup Million Dollar Scholar, based in New Orleans.

Derrius Quarles and Ras Asan are co-founders of the education funding start-up Million Dollar Scholar.

Growing up in Chicago with few resources, Derrius Quarles shocked everyone when he took the initiative and won over a million dollars in scholarships and awards to attend college. As an undergraduate at Morehouse College, he met Ras Asan, and the two decided to take Derrius' know-how to more students who could use it.

After connecting with the entrepreneurship incubator Power Moves NOLA and winning a fellowship at Propeller, the Million Dollar Scholar team is putting down roots in New Orleans. The two have big plans to take Million Dollar Scholar to a national audience, and perhaps even worldwide.

They recently spoke with Janaya Williams of WWNO's Tech and Innovation Desk about the future of the company.

Tech and Innovation reporting on WWNO is supported by Bellwether Technology.

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