Raise.Me Scholarships and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities

What is Raise.me?

Raise.me helps students in 9th - 12th grades discover colleges and earn micro-scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. When students add achievements (such as earning good grades, taking rigorous courses, or taking on leadership roles) to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they could be eligible to earn micro-scholarships towards Raise.me's partner colleges.

University of Minnesota Raise.me micro-scholarships are available for select high schools and U of M programs only.

In order to receive your University of Minnesota scholarships, you must also apply to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and be selected for admission. Admission decisions are based on a holistic review of each student's application, and the details are online at the Office of Admissions website.

What can I earn at the University of Minnesota?

Students attending an eligible high school in Minnesota (see below for a full list), are eligible to earn micro-scholarships for the following achievements:

  • Earning an "A" in a core academic course, including math, science, English, foreign language, and social studies.
  • Completing (with a "B" or better) an Honors or dual enrollment course.
  • Completing (with a "B" or better) an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course.
  • Holding a leadership position in an extracurricular activity.

To receive these scholarships, students must apply and be selected for admission. Specific details about each micro-scholarship can be found on the University of Minnesota's profile page on Raise.Me.

Why study at the University of Minnesota?

At the U of M, you'll have...

  • A world-class education at an exceptional value. As a student at the U of M, you'll receive a degree from one of the nation's top public research universities, also named a "Best Value in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance, USA Today, and The Princeton Review.
  • 150 majors. So you'll have a lot of options if you have a variety of interests.
  • World-renowned professors. As you carve out a path for your future, leading experts will provide you with guidance and opportunities.

Which high schools and colleges or programs are eligible for University of Minnesota scholarships?

There are two groups of students who are eligible for Raise.me micro-scholarships at the University of Minnesota.

1) The first program is available to students at select schools in Minnesota. Find the complete list below.

2.) Additionally, students who are admitted to and who enroll in, the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) are also eligible to earn micro-scholarships. (Regardless of high school.) Program details are available on the CFANS Raise.Me profile page. Majors in CFANS include:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Communication and Marketing
  • Agricultural and Food Business Management
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Economics
  • Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management
  • Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Food Science
  • Food Systems
  • Forest and Natural Resource Management
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Science
  • Sustainable Systems Management

When and how do I receive my Raise.me earnings?

In order to redeem micro-scholarships, students must "follow" UMN on Raise.me, have a complete portfolio, and have at least a 3.7 GPA by November 1 of their senior year. Earnings represent the minimum guaranteed aid you will receive if you are admitted to and enroll in University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Once admitted, your micro-scholarship earnings will automatically be included in your financial aid package.

Is admission to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities competitive?

Yes. In order to receive your University of Minnesota scholarships, you must also apply to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and be selected for admission. Our admission decisions are based on a holistic review of each student's application. Because academic preparation is key to student success in college, the strongest consideration in the decision is given to a student's academic preparation, including coursework through high school graduation, grades in academic courses, class rank or grade point average, and ACT or SAT scores. All the details are online at the Office of Admissions website.

How many scholarships will a student receive each time they achieve a goal on Raise.me?

The micro-scholarships students can earn on Raise.me vary depending on what each college chooses to offer. The amount students can earn is different for each college, and can even be eligible to earn from all of the colleges on Raise.me at the same time if they meet the requirements and choose to "follow" the colleges. More than 100 colleges award micro-scholarships on Raise.me, and many more have begun the process of joining.

How much does Raise.me cost?

Raise.me is entirely free for students and high schools. The cost of the program is paid by charitable foundations, colleges, and other funders.

How can I get more information?

Give us a call to speak with admissions staff at the University of Minnesota. We can be reached at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000 (612-625-9051 TTY for the hearing impaired).

Eligible Schools in Minnesota

This list is current for students applying for fall 2017 freshman admission. This list is subject to change for future years.

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School
Agape High School
Aitkin High School
Alc Creative Arts High School
Alden-Conger High School
Apollo Senior High
Austin Senior High
Badger High School
Bagley High School
Bemidji Senior High
Bertha-Hewitt High School
Bigfork High School
Blackduck High School
Blue Earth Area Senior High
Bold Senior High
Braham Area High School
Brooklyn Center High School School
Browerville High School
Butterfield High School
Campbell-Tintah High School
Cass Lake-Bena High School School
Cedar Mountain High School
Central High School (St. Paul)
Cherry High School
Chokio-Alberta High School
City Academy
Clearbrook-Gonvick High School
Climax High School
Columbia Heights Senior High School
Community of Peace Academy High School School
Como Park Senior High School
Cromwell-Wright High School
Crosby-Ironton High School
Crossroads Alternative High School
Deer River High School
Denfeld Senior High
E.C.H.O. Charter School
Eagle Valley-Watkins High School
East Central Senior High School
Eden Valley High School
Edison Senior High School
El Colegio Charter School
FAIR School Downtown
Fairview Alternative High School
Faribault Senior High
Fosston High School
Frazee High School
Fridley Senior High
Goodridge High School
Granada-Huntley East Chain High School
Grygla High School
Harbor City International Charter
Harding Senior High School
Hendricks High School
Henning High School
Heritage Academy of Science & Technology
Herman High School
High School for Recording Arts
Higher Ground Academy
Highland Park Senior High
Hill City High School
Hinckley-Finlayson High School
Hmong College Prep Academy High School
HOPE Community Academy
Humboldt High School
Indus High School
Insight School of Minnesota
International Academy – Leap
Jennings Experiential High School
John A. Johnson Senior High School
Kelliher High School
John F. Kennedy Senior High
Lake of the Woods High School
Lakes Area Charter School
Lanesboro High School
LaPorte High School
Learning for Leadership Charter School
Lincoln International School
Long Prairie-Grey Senior High
Lyle High School
MACCRAY Senior High
Madelia High School
Mahnomen High School
Mankato East Senior High
Marshall County Central High
McGregror High School
Menahga High School
Mesabi East High School
Metro Deaf School
Metro Tech Academy
Milaca High School High
Minneapolis College Preparatory
Minneapolis Urban League St Ac
Minnesota Internship Center Charter
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Minnesota Transitions Tech High School
Minnesota Virtual High School
Mounds View Area Learning Center
Mountain Iron-Buhl High School
Mountain Lake High School
MTS High School
Nashwauk-Keewatin High School
Nevis High School
New Century Charter School
Norman County East High School
Norman County West High School
North Community High Academy Arts
North Community High School (Minneapolis)
North High School (St. Paul)
North Star Academy
North Woods High School
Northeast Metro 916 Area Learning
Northeast Range High School
Northland High School
Northome High School
Northwest Passage High School
Ogilvie High School
Onamia High School
Open World Learning High School
Paladin Academy
Park Center IB World School
Park Rapids Senior High
Patrick Henry Senior High School
Pelican Rapids High School
Phoenix Learning Center-MN
Pillager High School
Pine City High School
Pine River-Backus High School
Prairie Seeds Academy
Red Lake County Central High School
Red Lake High School
Renville County West Senior
Richfield Senior High
Riverbend Academy
Rivers Edge Academy
Riverway Learning Community Charter School
Robbinsdale Cooper Senior
Rochester STEM Academy
Roosevelt Senior High
Rothsay High School
Round Lake-Brewster High School
Sage Academy Charter School
Sebeka High School
Sleepy Eye High School
South Ridge High School
South High School (Minneapolis)
Spring Lake Park Senior High
Springfield High School
St. James High School
Staples Motley Senior High
Step Academy Charter School
Tracy High School
Treknorth High School
Tri-County High School
Twin Cities Academy High
Ubah Medical Academy
Underwood High School
United South Central High
Upsala High School
Verndale High School
Voyageurs Expeditionary High School
Wadena-Deer Creek Senior High
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School
Walter H Maginnis High School
Washburn Senior High
Washington Technology Magnet
Watershed High School
Waubun High School
Wellstone International High School
Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School
Willmar Senior High School
Willow River Secondary
Win-e-mac Secondary
Worthington Senior High
Wrenshall Secondary

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