Raise.me, a San Francisco Startup Company, has changed the game in Financial Aid by introducing this new concept of micro-scholarships. The company has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, and NPR.
Instead of following the mundane task of reporting their families income, students instead are rewarded for their achievements in school.
Getting funding for school just became easier, students using Raise.me are not required to send in essays of letters of recommendation either. This program is solely based on scholastic ability.
One student, Ashley Ayala-Perez, raised a daunting amount of 2,500 dollars a year using Raise.me at her institution of choice.
Currently the program encompasses 130 campuses including Penn State and Carnegie. Whether or not this program will be expanding to San Francisco State has yet to be determined.
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