"[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 half a million students - representing 1 out of 2 high schools in America - have signed up to earn 'micro-scholarships' from a diverse set of over 225 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

18,000+ number of High Schools with students on RaiseMe
225+ number of RaiseMe college partners
$5,000 average annual scholarship earned on RaiseMe

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Some of our 225+ College Partners

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