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Through RaiseMe, a national program in which Penn State participates, high school students who meet certain criteria can earn micro-scholarships toward their college education by meeting goals that will lay a strong foundation for their future studies, such as “A” level work in their classes, perfect attendance, and participation in testing such as the PSAT. Penn State scholarships are available through RaiseMe to students enrolled at specific Pennsylvania high schools serving low-income areas or those Pennsylvania high school students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, regardless of high school. Eligible high schools include:

  • Academy Park
  • Allderdice
  • Brashear
  • Carrick
  • Claysburg-Kimmel
  • Esperanza Charter School
  • Ferndale
  • Girls High School
  • High School of the Future
  • McKeesport
  • Meyersdale
  • Montrose
  • Norristown
  • Northeast
  • North Star
  • Perry
  • Rockwood
  • Salisbury-Elk Lick
  • South Allegheny
  • Steele Valley
  • Upper Darby
  • Wallenpaupack
  • West Mifflin
  • West Philadelphia

To earn Penn State scholarships through RaiseMe, students download the RaiseMe app, select to “follow” Penn State, and record their academic achievements beginning as early as ninth grade. The app records the totals earned, and then students are awarded those funds when they enroll at Penn State. Students can apply RaiseMe funds to any Penn State campus, with the exception of the World Campus.

Visit the RaiseMe website to learn more about the program.

In 2019–20, Penn State gave 390 RaiseMe awards to students on twenty campuses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get in Touch about RaiseMe

Jill Ivicic
Director, University Scholarships & Special Programs
Office of Student Aid
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802