At this time, only students who are in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 and attend high school in the United States can sign up to earn scholarships on RaiseMe. To learn more about non-US students, click here.
I'm a 9th grader at a middle school or junior high
If you are a 9th grader at a junior high or middle school that goes up to 9th grade, contact email@example.com and let us know what your school is, so we can help you get signed up.
I'm an 8th grader taking high school classes
Student Portfolios should include everything completed in the 4 years before graduation - this is nearly always 9th-12th grade. Therefore, classes taken in 8th grade, even for high school credit, cannot be included.
If it is the end of a student's 8th grade year and they want to sign up for RaiseMe, they can, but please note the following: students should use an email they can remember easily and will continue to have access to over the next few years. They should select their future high school, not their middle school, when signing up. And if their graduation year is not available yet, they can select the one before, but should update it in the fall (which is very easy to do.)
I'm in the 12th grade - is it too late?
12th graders can use the site earlier in the school year, but our college partners set a specific earnings deadline, which can be as early as August or as late as April. They set their deadlines for specific reasons, usually related to how they allocate funds, and we're not able to adjust those or make exceptions.
For example, a school might have a earning deadline of November 1st, so if it's November 15th, you are no longer eligible to earn from that school on RaiseMe.
In most cases, if a student has already applied and/or been accepted to a college and is sure they are going there, RaiseMe is no longer a helpful resource.
I've already been accepted to college, and they partner with RaiseMe - is it too late for me to create a Portfolio?
Yes, it is too late: if you have been accepted to a college, you cannot earn additional scholarship money to that school by signing up for RaiseMe and creating a Portfolio.
You're welcome to sign up for RaiseMe if there are other colleges you're still waiting to hear back from, but if you have been accepted to a college already and offered financial aid, creating a RaiseMe Portfolio after that will not impact your financial aid package.
I'm a college student
RaiseMe motivates students and allows them to earn scholarships before they apply - those scholarships are then guaranteed from the college if they are accepted for admission. If a student has already applied and/or been accepted to a college, RaiseMe is no longer the right resource.
I'm a community college student hoping to transfer to a 4-year college
As of Fall 2017, we're rolling out a new transfers site for students looking to move from community college to 4-year institutions. Please check out www.raise.me/transfers !
I have already graduated from high school but I don't attend college yet
At this time, we only support students who are currently in 9th-12th grade. If you did not use RaiseMe before you graduated from high school, RaiseMe is no longer a useful resource.
Still not sure if you're eligible?
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help!