RaiseMe Scholarships

Earn up to $13,000 to Oakland City University!

OCU has partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to start earning money for college beginning in 9th grade. You can earn up to $13,000 per year, which will be part of your Oakland City University scholarship or financial aid award.

You may receive even more in your scholarship or financial aid package once we review your application, but the money you earn from Oakland City University on RaiseMe is the minimum guaranteed amount you will receive from Oakland City University.

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What are examples of how I can earn these micro-scholarships?

  • Get an A
  • Maintain a high GPA
  • Participate in an extracurricular activity
  • Score well on the SAT or ACT
  • Attend a college fair
  • Visit campus

Is RaiseMe free?
Yes. RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students and educators. To sign up, go online to https://www.raise.me/join/oakland-city-university and create an account.

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

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

Who's eligible to earn micro-scholarships?
Oakland City University’s RaiseMe micro-scholarships are available for incoming freshman who reside within the U.S. Oakland City University micro-scholarships are not available for international, online-only, part-time, transfer or returning students.

How do I get started?
You begin by creating an account at https://www.raise.me/join/oakland-city-university. Once your account is established, make sure you are following Oakland City University and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to your portfolio.

How do I receive these scholarships from Oakland City University?
You must follow Oakland City University and complete your profile on https://www.raise.me/join/oakland-city-university by October 1st of your senior year.

Can I get scholarship money for things I achieved earlier in high school?
Yes. You can fill in your high school portfolio retroactively with achievements going back to the start of 9th grade, and will be eligible to earn scholarships as if you have been using RaiseMe since 9th grade. The more complete your portfolio is, the more opportunities you have to earn micro-scholarships. Remember, that Oakland City University micro-scholarships are locked in and cannot be changed after October 1st of your senior year.

How often should I add achievements to my portfolio?
You should add achievements as frequently as you can throughout high school. Adding achievements to your portfolio increases your eligibility for earning scholarships from Oakland City University.

Can I use the scholarships I earn from the Oakland City University 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 I add to my portfolio?
You should add all of your courses from grades 9 through 12 in order for Oakland City University to award you the correct amount in scholarships.

Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Oakland City University?
The final total of scholarships earned on RaiseMe represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid you will receive in your financial aid package to attend our institution. If you receive a larger scholarship based upon other factors (like your final college application and FAFSA) through the admission application process, then that package will include the amount that you have earned on RaiseMe.