What is Raise.me?
Raise.me helps students in 9th - 12th grades to discover colleges and earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships”.
When students add achievements to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards our partner colleges. These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering, or even starting a club. They can include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.
When and how do students receive their scholarship earnings?
When students achieve a goal and earn Micro-Scholarships, they can view their earnings in their personal Portfolio on Raise.me any time throughout high school.
Each college has a different Deadline for students who wish to earn scholarships on Raise.me. If students decide to apply for admission to a college where they have earned Micro-Scholarships, they must Follow a college before its Follow Deadline and make sure their Portfolio is as complete as possible to ensure their information is fully submitted to the college. If the student is admitted
to the college, their scholarship earnings will automatically be included in their financial aid package.
Raise.me will also automatically submit the Portfolios for Seniors in high school to the colleges they are following if their Profiles are complete (they have at least 15 credits) by the colleges’ Deadlines. The scholarships earned on Raise.me represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid that students will receive in their financial aid packages if they are admitted and
choose to attend that college. If a student receives an even larger scholarship upon admission, then that scholarship will include or replace the amount that he or she has earned on Raise.me.
Important Note: Each college has a different Follow Deadline, and a college’s Deadline could be as early as August or as late as March during Senior year. If a student does not Follow before the Deadline, the scholarships earned on Raise.me will not be included in their financial aid package from that college. Keep in mind that once the Deadline has passed, students can no longer earn
scholarships from that college on Raise.me.
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