Earn college scholarships for your high school achievements!
With a free RaiseMe profile, you can earn no-essay scholarships for getting good grades in the classroom, taking the SAT and ACT, taking AP courses, playing sports, volunteering, and more.
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• Follow your favorite colleges and discover new colleges that could be a great fit for you
• Add high school achievements, like good grades and extracurricular activities, to your Portfolio and instantly earn scholarships from colleges for each achievement
• See what you can do in high school to earn more from colleges
• Refer your friends to start earning college scholarships on RaiseMe
Already, 300+ colleges partner with RaiseMe to offer scholarships. Studying and doing your homework pays off, with colleges offering up to $1,500 for every A and $1,000 for every B. Earn up to $750 for each of your activities, like math club, speech and debate, or sports - even if you don’t plan to continue them in college. If you’re supporting your family, you can earn scholarships for that, too.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
"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."
Wynn P., Earned $54,000 from Susquehanna University
“RaiseMe was cleanly designed, easy to understand, and very rewarding right from the start. What I loved most about it was the fact that you could start earning micro-scholarships right away by simply entering in your grades and achievements.”
Jacob N., Earned a Full Tuition Scholarship from University of Toronto
“Raise me helped get me into a financial comfort zone that [allowed me to] focus on my studies and not worry constantly about how I’d be paying for school.”
Sean V., Earned $10,000 from Florida International University
Over 1,500,000 students have already used RaiseMe to find the right college and start earning scholarships in high school. Download our mobile app, create a RaiseMe profile, search for colleges, add in your grades and activities, and watch the scholarship dollars rack up - no essays or applications required.
In this update, we add a ton of new functionality to supercharge your college search this summer:
- You can now apply filters to your college search to find just the right types of colleges you're looking for.
- College profiles now have more pictures to help you get a feel for the campus and student life.
- We added better support and improved designs for larger devices like iPad and the iPhone Xs Max.
- Tons of small design and under-the-hood functionality improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is truly amazing and very beneficial to earn money from colleges, as well as learn about different colleges in general. I just started yesterday and have already earned thousands from multiple colleges. I highly recommend using it. With that said, there are a few things that I think could be worked on. First, it would be amazing if more prestigious colleges were added and offered micro scholarships( and just more in general). But i know that is difficult. Also i think it would be nice if the grade scale went above a 100 because my school gives extra points to final semester grades for honors and AP classes. Because of this i have over a hundred on my report card for several classes. Also, the app does not let you add jobs that you still work at currently. But otherwise this app is amazing and helps you learn about colleges, while earning money from them.
Developer Response ,
Hey there, thank you so much and welcome to RaiseMe! We're adding new partner colleges all the time, so be sure to Follow all the colleges you're interested in, even if they don't yet offer scholarships on RaiseMe. That way, you'll be notified if they join RaiseMe later on.
As for your question around GPA, RaiseMe calculates your GPA using unweighted grades in core classes (so that means the maximum is a 4.0). Don't worry, though - colleges can see advanced courses on RaiseMe and often award more micro-scholarships for them. When you're entering your classes, be sure to note whether they're AP/IB, honors, or advanced courses - you may be eligible for more micro-scholarships on top of what you get for good grades!
We're so glad you're using RaiseMe, and if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has potential
Right now, it’s ok. I think it’s a great app for getting an estimate on how much money you could receive. I also like how you can get money just for your grades and required community service. Although, it does need a lot of work. I followed about 20 colleges that I have an interest in and none of them appeared on the app. They really need to get a lot more colleges on here. I can understand not having Stanford or Harvard, but come on, it’s missing state schools. Also I wish there was an option to add a class in and not have it count towards your gpa. At my school there are college prep classes, honors classes, AP classes, and then ones that are unleveled(don’t count towards gpa). The options on the app are regular, honors, and AP. They really need to add an unleveled option. And finally, the app only shows your unweighted gpa, and not your weighted gpa. I would really like to see both on there, because it kept saying my gpa was too low to get a scholarship from northeastern, when my gpa was much higher than required. Overall I love the app but it needs some more work. :)
Developer Response ,
Please reach out to email@example.com for a more personal response.
Thank you for the review! Let's see if we can address everything you covered. 🙂
(1) The Micro-Scholarship dollars you see on RaiseMe are not just an estimate of the money you will receive when you enter college, the scholarships you see on a given college represent the actual minimum amount of grant aid you will receive if you are accepted and attend that college.
(2) We hear you! We're working hard and constantly adding new colleges that offer Micro-Scholarships to RaiseMe, as of this moment we have just over 300 college partners (we had about 200 last year). Over 100 of those partners are state colleges. Public colleges are sometimes slower to join because they have more complex processes than private colleges (e.g. an entire state college system with 10 campuses may all need to move to the new system, which takes a lot of time). If there is a college you especially would like for us to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with its name; it also wouldn't hurt to email that college's admissions office directly and request that they join RaiseMe, as there's a good chance they've heard of RaiseMe at this point.
(3) For unleveled courses, you can change the subject to "non-core" this will ensure that the course counts for credit but not for GPA.
(4) Colleges on RaiseMe require that we specifically only work with unweighted GPAs. While many colleges may collect unweighted and weighted GPAs during their application process, most will ultimately just use your unweighted GPA and then may decide later to add their own weighting afterwards. If we were able to use weighted GPAs, we would need to set much higher minimum GPA thresholds than we currently have (Northeastern, for example, might require a weighted GPA of 4.2 or higher). Unfortunately, this is impossible primarily because there are many systems for weighing GPAs across the country. In some districts, an AP course is +1.0; in others, it's +0.5; in others, an honors course is +0.5. Though we use unweighted GPAs, colleges on RaiseMe do love AP and honors courses, and are more likely to admit you if you have them – you can even earn extra Micro-Scholarships on RaiseMe if you have AP or honors courses.
Once again, thank you for your review and please reach out to email@example.com if you have any further questions or feedback. We'd like to do whatever we can to get you from a 4-star review to a 5-star review!
It’s Amazingly Helpful.... when it works.
When I saw this app, I was immediately excited. As a freshman in many honors classes, I knew I was able to get scholarships. Along with my extracurricular activities. My only problem is that I have a high GPA. I have gotten honor roll every quarter so far. However, when I enter my grades into this app, my GPA is a whole point lower than what it’s supposed to be. Right now, my GPA last quarter was 4.2, when it says that it’s at a 3.3. I am not liable to scholarships, according to this when I know I am because my official score it way higher. Yes this may be a problem that is easily fixed, and I understand that. I will still use this app because it is quite possibly this best thing I have done for college considering money. My family does not have experience with college and it’s important to me that I go so I live my dream. This is absolutely amazing and I am extremely happy with what I have. Thank you so much for this app!
Developer Response ,
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for a more personal response.
Hello there! Thank you for your review! 🙏 Weighted GPAs is certainly something we are exploring. While some colleges do allow students to provide a weighted GPA along with their unweighted GPA when applying to colleges, weighted GPAs are often not used in admissions decisions. All colleges will typically perform their own internal weighting on unweighted GPAs by using AP/IB, Honors, and other special course counts in their weights. School districts weight GPAs in different ways, some provide a full letter grade bump for every AP course taken, others provide a half-letter grade bump, others increase percentage points by 10%, and still others will increase GPAs but never above a 4.0. Because of this, we only display and use unweighted GPAs. Please keep this in mind: colleges do look at the counts of advanced courses you input on RaiseMe, and they do award Micro-Scholarships for advanced courses. If a college's minimum GPA on RaiseMe is a 3.5, that means their unweighted GPA minimum is 3.5 — meanwhile their "weighted GPA minimum", if they had one not published on RaiseMe, could very well be 4.5. If you need more assistance, please reach out to email@example.com for help. We'd like to do everything we can to bring you from a 4-star review to a 5-star review.
Keep up the hard work, we're excited to see how far you go!
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