#WokeBae Jesse Williams Is Doing Another Amazing Good Deed

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 24:  Actor Jesse Williams attends Art Los Angeles Contemporary opening night at Barker Hangar on January 24, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)

#WokeBae Jesse Williams Is Doing Another Amazing Good Deed

Yet another reason to love him.

Published September 9, 2016

Jesse Williams is giving back in a huge way — again.

This time, the BET Humanitarian Award winner is helping underprivileged students pay their way through college by partnering with app developer Scholly, which will help the students find available scholarships.

According to the New York Daily News, the actor, who also has a background in teaching, will serve on the advisory board for Scholly to help kids "reach their full potential through education."

In a video explaining why he chose to embark on this venture, the Grey's Anatomy star said he was once a part of America's "grossly under-resourced" public school system before benefiting from the help of a scholarship, himself.

"There is no substitute for equal access — there is no substitute for a quality education," he said. "Scholly helps us get there, together... I had countless students forced [to] watch their own potential fade into memory simply because they weren't born into the resources necessary to absorb a higher education."

Already off to a strong start, the app, which was featured on ABC's series Shark Tank, has provided more than $50 million in scholarships since its 2014 launch.

Watch Jesse speak on the venture in the video, below:

It's great to see the actor and activist giving back in this way.

See Jesse's moving BET Awards speech in its entirety, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: John Sciulli/WireImage)


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