Earn up to $18,000 to Washington College
We partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to start earning money for college beginning in 9th grade. You can earn up to $18,000 per year, which will be part of your Washington College scholarship or financial aid award. You may receive even more in your scholarship or financial aid package once we review your application, but the money you earn from Washington College on RaiseMe is the minimum guaranteed amount you will receive from Washington College. Click here to visit the Raise Me website.
What are examples of how I can earn these micro-scholarships?
- Get an A
- Maintain a high GPA
- Participate in an Extracurricular Activity
- Score well on the SAT or ACT
- Attend a College Fair
- Visit Campus
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Is RaiseMe free?
Yes. RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students and educators. To sign up, go online to http://www.raise.me/join/wc and create an account.
Are these real scholarships?
Yes! We partnered with RaiseMe to allow you to earn scholarships to Washington College earlier in high school and help you see how you can be a competitive candidate at Washington College. When Washington College 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?
Washington College’s RaiseMe micro-scholarships are available for incoming freshman who reside within the U.S. Washington College micro-scholarships are not 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/wc. Once your account is established, make sure you are following Washington College and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to your portfolio.
How do I receive these scholarships from Washington College?
You must follow Washington College and complete your profile on http://www.raise.me/join/wc by November 15th of your senior year.
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 Washington College micro-scholarships are locked in and cannot be changed after November 15th 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 Washington College.
Can I use the scholarships I earn from the Washington College 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 Washington College to award you the correct amount in scholarships.
Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Washington College?
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.