Types of Financial Aid


RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships

Winthrop University has partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your achievements and allow you to start earning money for college beginning in the 9th grade.


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ question Who can use RaiseMe? 

FAQ Answer At this time, high school students (in-state and out-of-state) who are in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 and attend high school in the United States, who plan to attend Winthrop University as a first-time freshman can use RaiseMe. Students currently attending Winthrop, or readmitting to Winthrop, are not eligible for RaiseMe scholarships. You must be in high school to earn the scholarship and be entering Winthrop as a first-time freshmen for the upcoming fall semester to use the scholarship.

FAQ question Is RaiseMe free? 

FAQ Answer Yes! RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students. The cost of the program is paid by charitable foundations, colleges, and other fund providers. Sign up and create an account now.

FAQ question Are the RaiseMe scholarships in addition to other scholarships from Winthrop University? 

FAQ Answer The final total of scholarships earned on RaiseMe represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship/grant aid you will receive to attend Winthrop University. If you receive a larger scholarship based on other factors (examples include, but are not limited to, Winthrop Admission Award, Winthrop Athletic Scholarship, Winthrop VPA Talent Award), then that package will replace, but not combine with, the amount you have earned on RaiseMe.

FAQ question What are the minimum requirements to earn micro-scholarships from RaiseMe? 

FAQ Answer You must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least 15 credits.

FAQ question Is there a deadline? 

FAQ Answer Yes! In addition to any deadlines posted within RaiseMe, incoming freshmen must have a completed Admission application with Winthrop prior to February 1st.

FAQ question How do I get started? 

FAQ Answer Begin by creating an account on RaiseMe. Once the account is established, you should follow Winthrop University and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities, and leadership positions to your portfolio.

FAQ question How often should I add achievements to my portfolio? 

FAQ Answer You should add achievements as frequently as you can throughout high school. Adding achievements increases your eligibility for earning scholarships from Winthrop University.

FAQ question I'm in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.  Can I get scholarship money for things I achieved earlier in high school? 

FAQ Answer Yes! You can fill in your high school portfolio retroactively with achievements going back to the start of the 9th grade. The more complete your portfolio is, the more opportunities you have to earn micro-scholarships.

FAQ question Can I use the RaiseMe scholarships I earn for Winthrop University to pay the cost of attending another institution? 

FAQ Answer No! Micro-scholarships are not transferable between institutions. You can only use the scholarships you earn from Winthrop University for the cost of attending Winthrop University.