Earn micro-scholarships from the hard work you put in during high school. Earn an A in biology or another core course? That’s worth $100. Perfect attendance during the school year? Score another $100. Passionate about community service? Earn $10 an hour toward your tuition bill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Raise.me free?
Yes. Raise.me is entirely free for high school students. The cost of the program is paid by charitable foundations, colleges, and other funders. To sign up, students go online to www.raise.me/join/indiana-state and create an account.

Are these real scholarships?
Yes. When Indiana State awards students scholarships on Raise.me, they are guaranteeing they will include those scholarships in your financial aid package if you apply for admission and are admitted.

Who can use Raise.me?
Students who are in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 and attend high school in the United States can use Raise.me right now.

Who's eligible to earn micro-scholarships?
Not open to international, online-only, or returning Indiana State students.

What if I’m an out-of-state student?
Students residing out of the state of Indiana, maintaining a 3.0+ GPA can combine the Raise.me award they have earned with our Incentive or reduced-tuition scholarships.

How do students get started?
Students begin by creating an account on Raise.me. Once the account is established, students should follow Indiana State University and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to their portfolio.

How do I receive these scholarships from Indiana State University?
Students must follow Indiana State University, complete their profile on Raise.me, and be admitted to State by December 1.

What are the minimum requirements to earn micro-scholarships from Raise.me?
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 15 credits.

I’m in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Can I get scholarship money for things I achieved earlier in high school?
Yes. Students can fill in their high school portfolio retroactively with achievements going back to the start of 9th grade, and will be eligible to earn scholarships as if they have been using Raise.me since 9th grade. The more complete a portfolio is, the more opportunities students have to earn micro-scholarships.

How often should I add achievements to my portfolio?
Students should add achievements as frequently as they can throughout high school. Adding achievements to the portfolio increases a student’s eligibility for earning scholarships from Indiana State University. 

Can students use the scholarships they earn from the Indiana State program to pay the cost of attending another school?
No. Micro-scholarships are not transferrable between different colleges. You can only use the scholarships that you earn from one school towards the cost of attending that same college — not to any other school.

Which courses should students add to their portfolio?
Students should add all of their courses from grades 9 through 12 in order for Indiana State to award them the correct amount in scholarships.

Can the Raise.me scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Indiana State?
The final total of scholarships earned on Raise.me represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid you will receive in your financial aid package to attend Indiana State University. 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 replace, but not combine, the amount that you have earned on Raise.me.

What are some of the organizations supporting Raise.me?
Raise.me received generous funding from the College Knowledge Challenge, an initiative supported by the Gates Foundation and Facebook. National youth organizations partnering with Raise.me include the National Speech & Debate Association, College Summit, Close Up Foundation, and VolunTEEN Nation, among others.

What are examples of how much students can earn?

  • Get an A: Earn $100 for each A in a core course, per year (up to $1,500 total). Earn $50 for each A in a non-core course (up to $500 total).
  • Cumulative GPA: Earn $30 per credit for each 0.1 points above a 3.2 GPA (up to $3,600 total or $900 per year).
  • Perfect Attendance: Earn $100 for each year with no unexcused absences or tardies.
  • Community Service: Earn $10 for every hour of community service outside of service requirements (50 hours minimum), up to $1,000.

How do I earn the micro-scholarship for visiting campus?
In order to receive the $500 micro-scholarship, students must schedule an official visit with the Admissions Office. Students can schedule an individual visit or choose from the many open house events offered. For information on campus visits go to indstate.edu/visiting