Yes, these scholarships are real! Requirements must be met and students must provide true information on their Portfolio.
The scholarship dollars come from the colleges, not RaiseMe. RaiseMe gives students the chance to earn those scholarships before they apply, rather than finding out later on, and they can see exactly what they are being awarded for.
Any 9th-12th grade student can sign up and complete a profile, but in order to guarantee the scholarship dollars:
- The student must be Following the college when their earning deadline arrives, and meet all eligibility requirements for the college by that date.
- The student must be accepted to the college and decide to attend.
To learn more about what Micro-Scholarships are, and how they are earned, check out Micro-Scholarships 101.