RaiseMe, an Arizona-owned college readiness and scholarship tool that helps high school students earn micro-scholarships for academic and other achievements, is launching an educator challenge. Two Arizona high schools that sign up the highest percentage of their student body to join raiseme.com will earn $2,500 for classroom supplies, technology upgrades or cleaning necessities.
Participating teachers create a free RaiseMe educator account and click the blue “invite” button on the profile page to invite students to join. Invitations can also be sent via email, social media and Google Classroom. Teachers can then check rankings compared to other Arizona schools. The contest ends Dec. 11, and the two Arizona high schools with the highest percentage of students signed up will win.
“We know being an educator is a challenging job, especially with all the hurdles of 2020,” says Amanda Schwabe, director of student partnerships for CampusLogic, the Phoenix-based tech company that owns RaiseMe. “As an Arizona company, we are proud to help our local high schools in this way. Plus, we are making college more attainable for Arizona students by putting scholarship dollars in their hands and ultimately helping these learners reach their full potential.”
RaiseMe is a free app that promotes college and scholarship attainment. Students get guidance, and colleges can engage students years before visiting campus. Students can join RaiseMe as early as ninth grade, and earn incremental, achievement-based financial aid from more than 300 participating colleges, including Arizona State University, University of Chicago, University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, Syracuse University, Tulane and Georgia Tech.