Press Releases

March 15, 2019

A note from Preston Silverman, CEO and Co-Founder of RaiseMe regarding Operation Varsity Blues

February 20, 2019

RaiseMe Named To Fast Company’s Annual List Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

May 3, 2018

RaiseMe Joins Cohort to Improve the Future of Work with Ed-Tech  

January 30, 2018

FIU and RaiseMe introduce new “micro-scholarship” program to support community college transfer students

November 13, 2017

IUPUI Introduces Micro-scholarships for High School Students

RaiseMe in the News

May 4, 2017

ABC10 News San Diego: Website connects local students to cash for college

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Pasqual High School senior Ryan McCulloch turned his everyday victories into a $58,000 college scholarship. It may sound daunting, but San Diego high school students can get on the same path immediately by following McCulloch's example. During his four years at San Pasqual High, he uploaded his grades and extracurricular activities onto a site called RaiseMe. It's connected to more than 200 universities around the country.   Read more on

May 3, 2017

ABC2 Baltimore: Local high-schooler earns $34,000+ in micro-scholarships

BALTIMORE, Md. - Student loan debt in the United States exceeds $1.3 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. College is expensive and scholarships can be hard to come by, so a start-up company is working to make higher education more affordable. RaiseMe is a website where students can earn micro-scholarships starting in ninth grade. The company wants to alleviate some of the anxiety that comes with figuring out how to pay for college. Read more and watch the full clip on ABC 2 News

April 26, 2017

CNBC: High schoolers can now earn a $1,000 scholarship for completing a free financial literacy course

It always pays to be financially informed, but with the help of RaiseMe it's about to get even more valuable. RaiseMe wants to expand high school students' access to higher education by providing what the organization describes as "microscholarships," small awards that colleges and universities grant to students if they enroll.   Read more on CNBC

March 29, 2017

TechCrunch: RaiseMe grabs $12 million to fix how colleges provide financial aid

Preston Silverman got the idea for RaiseMe, a startup that has created a clever new way for students to receive financial aid, while working as a volunteer at a school for untouchables in India called Shanti Bhavan.

Taking a break from his job at a strategic consultancy that focused on emerging markets, Silverman was convinced that the educational system in the U.S. was just as broken as the one he was seeing in India and realized there had to be a better way.   Read more on TechCrunch

September 13, 2016

BuzzFeed: Startup Lets High Schoolers Earn Scholarships By Caring For Family Members

Along with traditional scholarship bait like community service and AP classes, a startup is helping colleges reward activities more commonly undertaken by disadvantaged students.

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