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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 for high school students to earn Micro-Scholarships from LTU on Raise.me is 3.0 and the minimum GPA for transfer students to earn Micro-Scholarships from LTU is a 3.3.  Deadline to submit micro-scholarships is December 20th.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Yes. Raise.me is entirely free for high school and transfer 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.
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.
Students who are in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 and attend high school in the United States and transfer students who have graduated high school and are enrolled in a community college in the United States.
LTU’s Raise.me scholarships are available for all incoming freshmen and transfer students.
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.
Students must follow LTU, complete their profile on Raise.me by December 1st of your senior year, and apply to LTU by May 28th.
High School students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 15 credits.  Transfer students must earn a minimum of 3.3 GPA and 30 community college credits.
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.
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.
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.
In order for LTU to award the correct amount in scholarships: freshman students should add all of their courses from grades 9 through 12 and transfer students should add all the courses they are registered for or have completed at the community college level.  
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.
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.
FRESHMAN:
  • Get an A: Earn $300 for each A in a core course, per year (up to $4,500 total). Earn $350 for each A in a Math or Science course (up to $3,500 total).
  • Cumulative GPA: Earn $400 per credit for each 0.1 points above a 3.4 GPA (up to $36,000 total or $9,000 per year).
  • Taking the PSAT or Pre-ACT: Earn $500 for taking the PSAT or Pre-ACT.
  • Community Service: Earn $10 for every hour of community service (20 hours minimum), up to $1,000
TRANSFER:
  • Get an A: Earn $250 for each A in a 100-level course in any subject ($1,250 maximum)
  • Take a full course load: Earn $100 for each semester of taking a full-time course load (defined as 12 credit hours) (up to $400 maximum).
  • Participate in an extracurricular activity: Earn $100 for each non-sport extracurricular activity per school year (at least 2 hrs/wk of participation, up to $200 maximum), except for Student Government.
  • Volunteer in your community: Earn $8 for every hour of community service (20 hours minimum), up to $736 maximum.