What is RaiseMe?
RaiseMe is an app-based platform that helps 9-12th grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Minnesota State University, Mankato is partnered with RaiseMe to award customized micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities.
How Does it Work?
Students can create a portfolio and complete achievements to earn micro-scholarships toward their cost of attendance at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As they add achievements to their portfolio - grades, club or sport participation, even college visits - they can see the micro-scholarships add up.
What are Micro-Scholarships?
A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn. There are many ways students can earn up to $1,200 in scholarships from Minnesota State University, Mankato based on individual achievements throughout 9-12th grade. Students can earn up to $750 for good grades, up to $200 for Advanced Placement test scores, up to $400 for extracurricular activities, up to $150 for work experience, or up to $150 for community service. You can also earn up to $200 for attending campus events and up to $200 for referring your friend(s) to Minnesota State university, Mankato's RaiseMe page.
How Much In Scholarship Dollars Can I Earn On RaiseMe?
The maximum scholarship amount is $1,200 USD. Scholarship dollars earned toward Minnesota State University, Mankato on RaiseMe are guaranteed (see requirements below) on your financial award package and can be combined with other scholarship offers.
What are the Requirements for Earning Scholarships on RaiseMe?
To earn scholarships from Minnesota State University, Mankato on RaiseMe you must:
- Have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA,
- Enter a minimum of 15 high school credits into your RaiseMe profile,
- Submit earnings in your portfolio by January 15 of your senior year,
- Be admitted to the University by February 1 of your senior year,
- Attend Minnesota State University, Mankato after graduation.
Can RaiseMe Scholarships be Combined with Other Offers?
Yes, at Minnesota State University, Mankato scholarship dollars earned on RaiseMe are guaranteed and can be added to your financial award package in addition to other scholarship offers.
Is RaiseMe Free?
Yes, RaiseMe is entirely free for students and high schools. Scholarship earnings for Minnesota State University, Mankato on RaiseMe are from Minnesota State University, Mankato. RaiseMe does not award scholarships directly.
Is RaiseMe Only for US High School Students?
At this time, Minnesota State Mankato is using RaiseMe only for students attending United States high schools (9th-12th grade).
Do I have to be Admitted to Start Earning RaiseMe Scholarships?
No! You can begin earning micro-scholarships starting in 9th grade of high school. you do have to admitted by February 1, 2021 and attend Minnesota State University, Mankato the year after you graduate high school to receive funding.
Can Home Schoolers Use RaiseMe?
Yes, homeschool students can use RaiseMe! Just note the following for when you're signing up:
Sign up and select Home School
When you're signing up and it asks for your high school, enter in "Home School" and you'll see the option pop up. If you can't find it, try typing "1 Your Street."
I'm part of a larger home school system, and we have a specific name
If you're part of a larger school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the website, address, and phone number, and we can add the school to our system before you sign-up.
How Do I Get My Scholarship Money?
Your scholarship will be placed on your Minnesota State University, Mankato account when you enroll. The total amount is split between fall and spring semesters.