"[RaiseMe] helps level the college playing — and paying — field."

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Our Mission

At RaiseMe, we’re expanding access to higher education so that every student has a shot at the American Dream

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

"RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade..."

Over a million students - representing 2 out of 3 high schools in America - have signed up to earn 'micro-scholarships' from a diverse set of over 330 colleges and universities, including Northeastern, Colby, Penn State, Michigan State, Tulane and Rollins College. At RaiseMe, we're focused every day on making sure every student has the opportunity to achieve their college ambitions and go as far as their skills and smarts will take them.

By the Numbers

25,000+ number of High Schools with students on RaiseMe
330+ number of RaiseMe college partners
$5,000 average annual scholarship earned on RaiseMe

What people are saying about RaiseMe

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“More colleges should join, more guidance counselors should promote, & more students should benefit from [RaiseMe].”
Arne Duncan,
Former Secretary of Education
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"...It provided the hope that many of our families needed to understand that a college education is truly attainable.”
Julie Vivian,
College Adviser
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“[RaiseMe] is the perfect way to give them (students) access to opportunity.”
Luisa Havens,
VP of Enrollment Services,
Florida International University
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Some of our 330+ College Partners