Micro-Scholarships Made Simple
Important micro-scholarship resource for high school students
Coastal Carolina University has partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships to eligible students for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. As early as 9th grade, students can create a RaiseMe portfolio and begin adding achievements to earn micro-scholarships. To start earning micro-scholarships, the student must join RaiseMe, then add and update course grades, clubs and sport involvement, volunteer activities, etc.
To be eligible to receive these micro-scholarships when enrolling in CCU, the student must be prospective full-time students, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and live in United States, Palau, The Marshall Islands or The Federated States of Micronesia. Additionally, the student must have earned a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.2, complete at least 15 credits towards high school graduation requirements at the time of submission, and submit their portfolio via the RaiseMe platform by CCU’s application and earnings deadline of Nov. 1 prior to the first enrolled semester.
Students participating in the Academic Common Market are not eligible to receive RaiseMe earnings from CCU. NCAA Division 1 athletes may also be restricted from receiving RaiseMe earnings due to merit criteria compliance regulations. To learn more and determine your eligibility, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below or begin creating your RaiseMe profile:
Information for High School Counselors
Coastal Carolina University has partnered with RaiseMe!
What is RaiseMe?
RaiseMe offers students in grades 9 through 12 an opportunity to earn micro-scholarships from CCU, as well as more than 250 other colleges and universities. Participants may start earning micro-scholarships for academic and extracurricular achievements beginning in the 9th grade!
Counselors across South Carolina and throughout the United States are helping their students engage with this free platform to encourage college attendance, promote community engagement, and incentivize academic achievement. RaiseMe may also help your students get a head start on the college search process, which develops stronger, more informed applicants.
Introduce RaiseMe to your school and student body by:
- Visiting raise.me/educators and creating your free Educator account, which provides access to your RaiseMe dashboard and other great resources.
- Invite your students to participate! You will be able to view their portfolios and track their progress.