RaiseMe Frequently Asked Questions


What are examples of how I can earn these micro-scholarships?

  • Get an A
  • Maintain a high GPA
  • Visit campus or attend a college fair


Is RaiseMe free?

Yes. RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students and educators. To sign up, go online to http://raise.me/join/alvernia and create an account.


Are these real scholarships?

Yes! We partnered with RaiseMe to allow you to earn scholarships to Alvernia earlier in high school, and help you see how you can be a competitive candidate at Alvernia University. When Alvernia University 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.


Who's eligible to earn micro-scholarships?

Alvernia University’s RaiseMe micro-scholarships are available for incoming freshman who reside within the U.S. Alvernia micro-scholarships are not currently available for international, part-time, transfer or returning students.


How do I get started?

You begin by creating an account at http://www.raise.me/join/alvernia. Once your account is established, make sure you are following Alvernia University and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to your portfolio.


How do I receive these scholarships from Alvernia University?

You must follow Alvernia University and complete your profile on http://www.raise.me/join/alvernia by [Earnings Deadline] of your senior year. Your earnings will be automatically included in your final scholarship award after you apply and are admitted.


Can I get scholarship money for things I achieved earlier in high school?

Yes. You can fill in your high school portfolio retroactively with achievements going back to the start of 9th grade, and will be eligible to earn scholarships as if you have been using RaiseMe since 9th grade. The more complete your portfolio is, the more opportunities you have to earn micro-scholarships. Remember that Alvernia University micro-scholarships are locked in after Sept. 1 of your senior year.


How often should I add achievements to my portfolio?

You should add achievements as frequently as you can throughout high school. Adding achievements to your portfolio increases your eligibility for earning scholarships from Alvernia University.


Can I use the scholarships I earn from Alvernia University 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 I add to my portfolio?

You should add all of your courses from grades 9 through 12 in order for Alvernia University to award you the correct amount in scholarships.


Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Alvernia University?

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.