Did you know that you can start earning micro-scholarships for college as early as ninth grade? IU Southeast’s RaiseMe program assigns monetary values to your high school achievements. To begin, simply create a free RaiseMe account. Then, begin logging your GPA, qualified classes and college prep activities, and academic and extracurricular awards. Watch the money roll in as you utilize RaiseMe to track your progress toward IU Southeast scholarships. Your journey to collegiate success starts with RaiseMe!
What is RaiseMe?
RaiseMe is a platform that helps 9-12th grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Indiana University Southeast is one of many colleges and universities to have partnered with RaiseMe in hopes to award students with micro-scholarships for both achievements in academics and extracurricular activities.
Getting started with RaiseMe is easy. Once you complete your profile, you will be able to view and log your various achievements. Below are a few examples of micro-scholarship opportunities:
Earn $40 for each A in a math, science, English, social studies, foreign language, or computer science course (up to $400 maximum).
Earn $40 for each A in a fine arts course (up to $400 maximum).
Earn $40 for each A in health or physical education (up to $200 maximum).
Earn $20 for each B in a math, science, English, social studies, foreign language, or computer science course (up to $300 maximum).
Earn $25 for taking and passing the EverFi Financial Literacy Course (up to $25 maximum). Just to go to the EverFi site to create your login and begin taking the course! Once you complete and pass the course, remember to record the course in your RaiseMe profile! Under the “Courses” section in your profile, hit “Edit” and add “Certification” for “Course Type,” “EverFi - Financial Literacy” for “Course Name,” and “Pass, Fail, or Incomplete” for your grade.
Earn $100 for each year of perfect attendance.
Earn $32 per credit (up to 20 credits) for each 0.1 points above a 3.5 GPA (up to $3,200 maximum).
Earn $20 for each AP or IB course (up to $200 maximum).
Earn $20 for each honors or advanced course (up to $200 maximum).
Earn $50 for taking two years of courses in the same foreign language.
Earn $10 for each non-sport extracurricular activity per school year (at least one year of participation, up to $100 maximum).
Earn $75 for participating in College Bound, Upward Bound, TRiO, College Possible, or AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) each year (at least one year of participation, up to $225 maximum).
Earn $15 for each leadership position in an activity or sport (at least one year of participation, up to $150 maximum).
Earn $50 for participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition (up to $50 maximum).
Earn $5 for every hour of community service (10 hours minimum) up to $1,000 maximum, except for service required by your high school.
Honors and awards
Earn $50 for being selected as a Boys State citizen by The American Legion (up to $50 maximum).
Earn $50 for being selected as a Girls State citizen by American Legion Auxiliary (up to $50 maximum).
Earn $50 for being selected as a Governor’s Scholar by Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholars Program (up to $50 maximum).
Earn $50 for being accepted as a member of the National Honor Society (up to $50 maximum).
Earn $280 for each 5 good AP exam scores and $240 for each 4 good AP exam scores.
Earn $250 for taking the PSAT or PreACT.
Earn $500 for an SAT score of at least 1100 or an ACT score of at least 22 (for a maximum award of $500).
Earn $100 for a campus visit to Indiana University Southeast (up to $100 maximum).
Earn $100 for attending a college fair with Indiana University Southeast (up to $100 maximum).
Earn $100 for attending an off-campus event with Indiana University Southeast (up to $100 maximum).
Earn $100 for attending a summer program at Indiana University Southeast (up to $100 maximum).
Earn $100 for completing a virtual campus tour of Indiana University Southeast (up to $100 maximum).
Earn $100 for joining from a referral or referring a friend to RaiseMe (up to $1,000 maximum).
Earn $75 for completing the FAFSA in your senior year.
Earn $250 for 40-200 hours, $500 for 201-400 hours, and $1,000 for 401 or more hours of work experience across all jobs, internships, and help supporting your family.
To earn a micro-scholarship, you must meet the following criteria in addition to those tied to a specific achievement:
GPA: cumulative 2.75 or higher
Full-time enrollment at IU Southeast is required.
RaiseMe earnings end on January 15th.
You must be admitted by that date to receive credit for the micro-scholarships you have earned.
Frequently asked questions
This free, online program will encourage you to start thinking about using your academic and personal achievements to help you reach your educational goals. You can track your progress toward scholarships.
Yes! We collaborated with RaiseMe to allow you to track your progress toward earning IU Southeast scholarships and see how you can be a competitive applicant. Your RaiseMe total will be included in your financial aid package after you are admitted and your academic achievements, such as grades, courses taken and test scores, are verified through the admission process.
RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students. The cost of the program is paid by charitable foundations, colleges, and other funders.
Begin by creating an account on RaiseMe. Once your account is established, you should follow IU Southeast and add achievements, such as grades, extracurricular activities, and leadership positions, to your portfolio.
Students must complete their RaiseMe profile by January 1 of their senior year, be admitted to IU Southeast by December 1, and enroll in classes by June 1. The award is automatically renewable when a student maintains a minimum 2.8 GPA, enrolls full-time each fall and spring term (at least 12 credits each fall and spring), and completes 30 credit hours in the academic year, which can include summer enrollment.
Yes, you can fill in your high school portfolio retroactively with achievements going back to the start of 9th grade. You will be able to track your progress toward scholarships as if you have been using RaiseMe since 9th grade.
No. RaiseMe is a tool for tracking your progress as you prepare for college. Participation is not mandatory. If you decide not to use RaiseMe, it will not hurt your chances of receiving funding from IU Southeast.
Your final RaiseMe total represents a minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid you will receive in your IU Southeast financial aid package. If you receive a larger scholarship based upon other factors (like your academic achievement or FAFSA), then that package will include the amount that you have earned on RaiseMe. RaiseMe amounts are always part of your IU Southeast award, not in addition to it.