Families of students bound for college in 2018: What if someone told you there’s an online platform where you can submit a single student profile to help you find scholarships?
Local businesses: What if someone told you there’s an online platform where you can design, administer and host a college scholarship program, one which celebrates your business and brand, for less money and hassle than you imagined?
Potential scholarship recipient, meet potential scholarship donor: all on an online platform, Kaleidoscope, designed and launched by founder and CEO Greg Dehn. Students sign in to the website to get started. Businesses have their own portal for entry at the mykaleidoscope website.
If you haven’t heard of it before, no worries! Kaleidoscope was only brought to market a year ago. And Dehn has spent much of 2017 helping businesses set up their online, cloud-based scholarship funds. The student profile piece became functional on December 15, 2017.
Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Dehn (of Dehn family herb gardens fame) is no stranger to entrepreneurism. After many years working in technology, he decided to act on “a personal passion for this scholarship industry,” he says. In junior high school, he and his sister saw all of his family’s savings go toward the treatment of their father’s illness. Dehn understands how college dreams can be made or broken by the availability of scholarship money.
Any student can make a direct scholarship application via the website. So, students, fire up your laptops! The deadline for many individual scholarships is February 15, 2018.
Students can sign into app.mykaleidoscope.com as of 12/15/17.
*In this story we incorrectly implied that area high schools had endorsed Greg Dehn's My Kaleidoscope
app. While it is true that any student may use the app, endorsement by
area high schools was not adequately fact checked and has proven to be
untrue. We apologize for this error.