Your Micro-Scholarships represent a minimum amount of grant aid or scholarship you will receive from Lawrence Technological University if you apply, are admitted, and enroll. You may be eligible for more aid in place of the raise.me micro scholarships based on your formal application for admission and financial aid forms.

If you receive a higher amount of grant aid in your final award letter, note that this includes the amount you earned on Raise.me and is not in addition to your earnings on Raise.me.

Please note: Minimum GPA to earn Micro-Scholarships from LTU on Raise.me is 3.0, and you must apply for admission by May 28th.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Raise.me free?
Yes. Raise.me is entirely free for high school students. The cost of the program is paid by charitable foundations, colleges, and other funders. To sign up, students go online to www.raise.me/join/lawrence-tech and create an account.

Are these real scholarships?
Yes! We partnered with Raise.me to allow you to earn scholarships to Lawrence Tech earlier in high school and help you see how you can be a competitive candidate at LTU. When LTU awards student scholarships on Raise.me, we are guaranteeing these scholarships will be included in your financial aid package after you are admitted.

Who can use Raise.me?
Students who are in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 and attend high school in the United States can use Raise.me right now.

Who's eligible to earn micro-scholarships?
LTU’s Raise.me scholarships are available for all incoming freshmen.

How do students get started?
Students begin by creating an account on Raise.me. Once the account is established, students should follow LTU and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to their portfolio.

How do I receive these scholarships from Lawrence Tech?
Students must follow LTU, complete their profile on Raise.me by December 1st of your senior year, and apply to LTU by May 28th.

What are the minimum requirements to earn micro-scholarships from Raise.me?
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 15 credits. 

I’m in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Can I get scholarship money for things I achieved earlier in high school?
Yes. Students can fill in their high school portfolio retroactively with achievements going back to the start of 9th grade, and will be eligible to earn scholarships as if they have been using Raise.me since 9th grade. The more complete a portfolio is, the more opportunities students have to earn micro-scholarships.

How often should I add achievements to my portfolio?
Students should add achievements as frequently as they can throughout high school. Adding achievements to the portfolio increases a student’s eligibility for earning scholarships from LTU.

Can students use the scholarships they earn from Lawrence Tech’s 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 students add to their portfolio?
Students should add all of their courses from grades 9 through 12 in order for LTU to award them the correct amount in scholarships.

Can the Raise.me scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Lawrence Tech?
The final total of scholarships earned on Raise.me represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid you will receive in your financial aid package to attend LTU. If you receive a larger scholarship based upon other factors (like your final college application and FAFSA) through the admission application process, note that this includes the amount you earned on Raise.me and is not in addition to your earnings on Raise.me.

What are some of the organizations supporting Raise.me?
Raise.me received generous funding from the College Knowledge Challenge, an initiative supported by the Gates Foundation and Facebook. National youth organizations partnering with Raise.me include the National Speech & Debate Association, College Summit, Close Up Foundation, and VolunTEEN Nation, among others.

What are examples of how much students can earn?