Who can use RaiseMe?
High school freshmen (including rising freshmen), sophomores, juniors and seniors
who attend high school in West Virginia can use RaiseMe. The program will expand
soon to students outside of West Virginia.
Why should I use RaiseMe?
This free, online program will encourage you to start thinking about using your
academic and personal achievements to help you reach your educational goals.
You can track your progress toward scholarships at all WVU campuses (Morgantown,
Beckley and Keyser).
Can I really get a scholarship?
Yes! We partnered with RaiseMe to allow you to track your progress toward earning
WVU scholarships and see how you can be a competitive applicant at WVU. Your RaiseMe
total will be included in your financial aid package after you are admitted and
your academic achievements, such as grades, courses taken and test scores, are
verified through the admission process.
How much does it cost?
RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students. The cost of the program is
paid by charitable foundations, colleges and other funders.
How do I get started?
Begin by creating an account on
RaiseMe. Once your account is established, you should follow WVU, and add
achievements, such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions,
to your portfolio. In addition to WVU’s Morgantown campus, you also can follow
our campuses in Beckley (WVU Institute of Technology) and Keyser (WVU Potomac
How do I receive these scholarships from WVU?
Follow WVU on RaiseMe, and be admitted to WVU and complete your profile on RaiseMe
by November 1 of your senior year. West Virginia residents must have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA
of at least 3.00; residents of other states must have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of at least 3.50.
To maintain financial aid once enrolled, you must maintain a 2.75 GPA for the first year and a 3.0 GPA for the second through fourth years, earn 30
credits per year and be continuously enrolled in a four-year degree program.
I’m in 10th, 11th or 12th grade. Can I add things I achieved earlier in high
Yes, you can fill in your high school portfolio retroactively with achievements
going back to the start of 9th grade. You will be able to track your progress
toward scholarships as if you have been using RaiseMe since 9th grade.
Do I have to use RaiseMe to receive WVU scholarships?
No. RaiseMe is a tool for tracking your progress as you prepare for college. Participation
not mandatory. If you decide not to use RaiseMe, it will not hurt your chances of receiving
funding from WVU.
Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other WVU scholarships?
Your final RaiseMe total represents a minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid
you will receive in your WVU financial aid package. If you receive a larger scholarship
based upon other factors (like your college application and FAFSA), then that package
will include the amount that you have earned on RaiseMe. RaiseMe amounts are
your WVU award, not