Raise.Me is a new scholarship service that allows students to collect "micro-scholarships" from colleges across the country, all from one platform. Are you:
Which colleges are participating?
They run from Lawrence University in WI (one of the Colleges That Change Lives) to Tulane and Texas Tech. There are 31 colleges currently participating, with more who have begun the process to join.
Oh, but it can. And it is! But, as with all real things, there are some conditions. Raise.Me is only available to high school students, not current college students. You must meet a deadline for completing your Raise portfolio and possibly for applying to the school. You must maintain a certain specified grade point average and number of credits to continue to earn the money each year in college. Also any financial aid award you are offered includes your Raise.Me scholarships. As the website says,
You may be eligible for more aid based on your formal application for admission and ﬁnancial aid forms. If you receive a higher amount of grant aid in your ﬁnal award letter from XXX University, note that this includes the amount you earned on Raise and is not in addition to your earnings on Raise."
In financial aid speak, this means your Raise earnings are not stackable. Also, as with any financial aid offer, make sure to ask whether it will carry over to all four years or is only available for first-year's. Otherwise, go hit up Raise.Me. There's nothing better than free money for what you're doing anyway!
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