Earn Up to $40,000 to Rocky Mountain College starting in the 9th grade!
Rocky Mountain College (RMC) and RaiseMe have partnered to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to track your progress towards scholarships at RMC, starting in the 9th grade.
You can earn up to $10,000 per year, which will be included in your scholarships or financial aid award. You may receive additional scholarships once we review your application. Scholarships earned on RaiseMe towards Rocky Mountain College represent the minimum guaranteed amount you will receive from our institution.
What are examples of how I can earn these micro-scholarships?
- $200 for every A in any Core or Fine Arts Course (up to $3000 maximum)
- $250 for having a phone conversation with an admissions counselor at Rocky Mountain College (Up to $250 maximum)
- $200 for each sport played per school year (at least 2hrs/wk of participation, up to $1,800 Maximum)
- $2,500 for an official campus visit to Rocky Mountain College
Is RaiseMe free?
Yes. RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students and educators. To sign up, go online to www.raise.me/join/rocky and create an account.
Who can earn micro-scholarships toward Rocky Mountain College?
Students who attend a U.S. high school and are in grades 9-12 can use RaiseMe to earn micro-scholarships from Rocky Mountain College. To qualify, you must also maintain a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 throughout your time in high school. To lock in your awards, you must follow Rocky Mountain College and have entered a minimum of 15 course credits into your portfolio by March 1 of your senior year.
How do I get started?
You can create an account at www.raise.me/join/rocky. Once you create your account, make sure you are following Rocky Mountain College and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to your portfolio.
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.
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 Rocky Mountain College.
Can I use the micro-scholarships I earn from Rocky Mountain College 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.
Which courses should I add to my portfolio?
You should add all of your courses from grades 9 through 12 in order for Rocky Mountain to award you the correct amount in scholarships.
Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Rocky Mountain College?
The final total of scholarships earned on RaiseMe represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship and grant aid you will receive in your financial aid package to attend RMC. If you receive a larger amount of scholarship and grant aid 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 – it will not be in addition to your earnings.
For example, if you've earned $100 from Rocky Mountain College on RaiseMe, your $100 represents the minimum amount of scholarship and grant aid you will receive if you apply, are admitted, and enroll. If upon acceptance to Rocky Mountain College, you receive a larger financial aid package of $1,600, it's important to understand that the $100 you earned on RaiseMe is included in the final $1,600 award you received and is not in addition to your earnings on RaiseMe.