Find a clearer path to college, earlier

Earn micro‑scholarships from colleges for your achievements as early as 9th grade

How RaiseMe works

Illustration of a sample student portfolio on RaiseMe, with one course highlighted. The course is
            named AP Biology, and is indicated as a Science course taken at Raise High and instructed by a teacher
            named Mrs. Johnson.

1. Add Your Achievements

Add your course grades, clubs, sports, volunteer activities, and more to your portfolio.

Illustration of two sample micro-scholarships on RaiseMe. The first micro-scholarship is a $1000
            scholarship for Getting an A in any course, excluding Fine Arts and non-core classes. The second
            micro-scholarship is a $1500 scholarship for having a Leadership Role in a Sport.

2. Earn Scholarships

For each achievement, you'll earn scholarships from colleges, which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.

Illustration of several followed colleges on RaiseMe and associated sample earnings. The first
            college is Florida Atlantic University with a $2000 scholarship, at $500 per year. The second
            college is Arizona State University with a $9000 scholarship, at $2250 per year. The third college is
            Northeastern University with a $16000 scholarship, at $4000 per year.

3. Discover Colleges

Follow colleges you want to learn more about and find which ones are the best fit for you.

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Wynn Phillips

Earned $54,385

from Susquehanna University

"I found RaiseMe helpful because I really didn't have any direction towards schools and the cost was a huge concern going into it. RaiseMe opened my eyes to schools that are willing to give back to their students and that was very important to me."

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Shay Mousavi

Earned $5,551

from Florida International University

"RaiseMe is one of the easiest and most helpful scholarship opportunities someone can apply for. […] All students have to do is enter their information and get awarded for their hard work. RaiseMe is the reason I don't have to stress to cough up money for college. I appreciate them everyday and I hope every high school student takes the time to apply and be rewarded. Thank you, RaiseMe!"

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Jesus Guadalupe Valenzuela

Earned $6,575

from University of Arizona

"RaiseMe motivated me throughout high school by allowing me to visualize the amount of financial aid that I was eligible to receive for my various accomplishments. I was eager to raise that amount as the years progressed. By incorporating myself in the activities I already enjoyed such as basketball, A.P. courses and extracurricular clubs, it was easy to be rewarded. […] It's organizations like RaiseMe that inspire the young minds of my generation to do their best."

How one high schooler made $80K (without getting a job)

February 29th, 2016

Abby Saxastar raised $80,000 on [RaiseMe], which will fully cover her tuition at Stetson University, a private college in central Florida. "I've always been very successful in school and I've also done a lot of volunteer work," said Saxastar. "But I still had to figure out how to pay for college."

Got an A in Algebra? That's Worth $120

February 20th, 2016

By highlighting and rewarding certain academic and extracurricular activities, [RaiseMe] helps level the college playing — and paying — field for low-income students who may not receive the same kind of parental advice at home as their higher-income peers.

Startup Lets High Schoolers Earn Scholarships By Caring For Family Members

September 13th, 2016

With its new "family assistance scholarships," [RaiseMe] is hoping to enable a growing movement among selective colleges to recognize contributions by low-income students — those who are often shut out of the traditional college admissions horserace because of family obligations and limited opportunities.

Some of our 330+ College Partners