Financial Aid RaiseMe Micro-scholarships

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

  • Get an A
  • Maintain a high GPA
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Participate in an Extracurricular Activity
  • Score well on the SAT or ACT
  • Attend a College Fair
  • Visit Campus

Is RaiseMe free?

Yes! RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students. The cost of the program is paid by charitable foundations, colleges, and other funders. To sign up, go online to and create an account.

Are these real scholarships?
Yes! We partnered with RaiseMe to allow you to earn scholarships to Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) earlier in high school and help you see how you can be a competitive candidate at WJU. When WJU awards student scholarships on RaiseMe, we are guaranteeing these scholarships will be included in your 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?
WJU's RaiseMe scholarships are available for incoming freshman. They are not available for international, online-only, part-time, transfer or returning WJU students.

How do I get started?
You begin by creating an account on RaiseMe. Once your account is established, you should follow WJU and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to your portfolio.

How do I receive these scholarships from WJU?
You must follow WJU and complete your profile on RaiseMe by November 1 of your senior year.

I'm in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. 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.

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 WJU.

Can I use the scholarships I earn from the WJU 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 I add to my portfolio?
You should add all of your courses from grades 9 through 12 in order for WJU to award you the correct amount in scholarships.

Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Wheeling Jesuit 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 WJU. 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.