Elmira College has teamed up with RaiseMe, a nationwide platform, to provide micro-scholarships for high school students.
What does this mean? Beginning in 9th grade, high school students can earn scholarships for good grades, participation in extracurricular activities, visiting campus, and much more.
What is a micro-scholarship?
A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students can earn based on specific achievements made in grades 9-12. They are awarded by colleges and universities, like Elmira College, who partner with RaiseMe.
What are examples of how I can earn these micro-scholarships?
- Get an A
- Maintain a high GPA
- Perfect Attendance
- Participate in an Extracurricular Activity
- Score well on the SAT or ACT
- Attend a College Fair
- Visit Campus
Are these real scholarships?
Yes! When Elmira College awards student scholarships on RaiseMe, we are guaranteeing these scholarships will be included in your merit or financial aid package after you are admitted.
Who can use RaiseMe?
Students who are in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 and attend high school in the United States can use RaiseMe right now. Elmira College micro-scholarships are not available for international, online-only, part-time, transfer or returning students.
What is the maximum a student can earn?
The maximum a high school student can earn through Elmira College is $20,000.
What is the minimum GPA needed to qualify?
The minimum GPA required is a 2.75.
How do I get started?
You begin by creating an account at RaiseMe and be sure to follow Elmira College.
Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships Elmira College?
The final total of scholarships earned on RaiseMe represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid you will receive in your financial aid package to attend our institution. If you receive a larger scholarship based upon other factors (like your final college application and FAFSA) through the admission application process, then that package will include the amount that you have earned on RaiseMe.
Have more questions? Visit the RaiseMe Q&A site.