RaiseMe Scholarships

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RaiseMe Scholarships

Earn up to $13,000 in scholarships through RaiseMe

RaiseMe

We've 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 $13,000 per year, which will be part of your Concordia Irvine 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 Concordia Irvine on RaiseMe is the minimum guaranteed amount you will receive.

Learn more and register for your free account at Concordia University Irvine’s RaiseMe site.

Examples of how you can earn micro-scholarships on RaiseMe:

  • Get an A
  • Maintain a high GPA
  • Participate in an extracurricular activity
  • Score well on the SAT or ACT
  • Participate in a college prep activity
  • Upload a sample of your performing or visual artwork
  • Visit campus

Frequently Asked Questions

Is RaiseMe free?

Yes. RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students, transfer students, parents, and educators. To sign up, go online to https://www.raise.me/join/cui and create an account.

Are these real scholarships?

Yes! We partnered with RaiseMe to allow you to earn scholarships to Concordia Irvine earlier in high school and help you see how you can be a competitive candidate here. When CUI 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's eligible to earn micro-scholarships?

Concordia University Irvine’s RaiseMe micro-scholarships are available for incoming freshmen and transfer students who reside within the U.S.

How do I get started?

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

How do I receive these scholarships?

You must follow CUI and complete your profile on https://www.raise.me/join/cui by November 15 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 CUI’s micro-scholarships are locked in and cannot be changed after November 15 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 Concordia University Irvine.

Can I use the scholarships I earn from the Concordia University Irvine program to pay the cost of attending another school?

No. Micro-scholarships are not transferable 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 Concordia Irvine to award you the correct amount in scholarships.

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

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.

Get started!

  1. Create an account at https://www.raise.me/join/cui.
  2. Follow Concordia University Irvine.
  3. Add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to your portfolio.
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