We all joke around about the cost of college tuition, but there is a way to relieve a part of that through scholarships. However, many scholarships require a lot of time and some websites even require a fee to use their services.
Imagine getting money just for receiving a good grade or participating in extra-curricular activities. Raise.me offers just that!
Raise has been featured in media such as the Wall Street Journal, NPR radio, CBS News and CNN, which is how I first heard about it. I compiled an overview of this for you so that you can check it out yourself!
What is Raise.me?
Raise.me helps high school students discover colleges and earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships,” but they can add up to a large sum.
How does Raise.me work?
When you add achievements to your Portfolio on Raise.me, you begin earning Micro-Scholarships towards the Raise.me partner colleges. These achievements include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering, or even starting a club. They can include taking AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.
The scholarships you earn on Raise.me will be applied directly into your college financial aid package after applying for admission and getting admitted to a partner school.
Here is a screenshot of some of the Micro-Scholarships that you can get
The site makes it extremely easy to log activities and this is also a great outline for building your resume. All you have to do is log in your courses, activities and awards and the scholarships will be applied immediately after you enter them in!
How do you sign up?
All you need to do is register on www.Raise.me by entering in your email or phone number.
How much are the Micro-scholarships worth?
These scholarships vary depending on which activities you do and what colleges are offering for them. The good news is that you can log many activities and accumulate a large sum of scholarships!
Is this service free?
Raise.me is entirely free for students because the cost of the program is paid by charitable foundations, colleges, and other funders such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook’s charitable giving.