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STAC Partners with RaiseMe To Improve Student Pathways to College

Nov 02, 2018

STAC Partners with RaiseMe To Improve Student Pathways to College

St. Thomas Aquinas College Joins College Access Program to Motivate Students and Provide a Clearer Pathway to Higher Education.

St. Thomas Aquinas College has started offering prospective students a new financial planning and college readiness resource through the online college readiness platform RaiseMe. The offering enables students in high school with the ability to earn micro-scholarships, or incremental, achievement-based merit scholarships directly from STAC as they progress through high school.

Micro-scholarships are available to students through STAC’s RaiseMe program for a wide range of both academic and extracurricular activities designed to guide and support a student’s path to college readiness in high school. For instance, high school students can earn:

  • $200 for each A in any core course
  • $150 for each extracurricular activity per school year ($400 for participating in Future Business Leaders of America or Future Educators of America)
  • $8 for every hour of community service, up to $1,600 maximum
 

Students’ cumulative micro-scholarships serve as a reference for the minimum amount of merit aid they can hope to receive from STAC upon successful application and admittance as high school seniors. The new RaiseMe offering for students is the latest development in STAC’s ongoing commitment to improve clarity and access around financial aid for students, while providing a clear roadmap for specific goals students can complete throughout high school to be college-ready.

Michael DiBartolomeo, Vice President for Enrollment Management stated, "St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to partner with RaiseMe in an effort to make access to higher education more affordable. By identifying qualified students early in the recruitment process through RaiseMe, we can help them achieve their goal of a high quality education."

High school students can begin earning micro-scholarships from STAC on RaiseMe for free by signing up here: www.raise.me/join/stac.

STAC/RaiseMe profile page

St. Thomas Aquinas College Joins College Access Program to Motivate Students and Provide a Clearer Pathway to Higher Education.

St. Thomas Aquinas College has started offering prospective students a new financial planning and college readiness resource through the online college readiness platform RaiseMe. The offering enables students in high school with the ability to earn micro-scholarships, or incremental, achievement-based merit scholarships directly from STAC as they progress through high school.

Micro-scholarships are available to students through STAC’s RaiseMe program for a wide range of both academic and extracurricular activities designed to guide and support a student’s path to college readiness in high school. For instance, high school students can earn:

  • $200 for each A in any core course
  • $150 for each extracurricular activity per school year ($400 for participating in Future Business Leaders of America or Future Educators of America)
  • $8 for every hour of community service, up to $1,600 maximum
 

Students’ cumulative micro-scholarships serve as a reference for the minimum amount of merit aid they can hope to receive from STAC upon successful application and admittance as high school seniors. The new RaiseMe offering for students is the latest development in STAC’s ongoing commitment to improve clarity and access around financial aid for students, while providing a clear roadmap for specific goals students can complete throughout high school to be college-ready.

Michael DiBartolomeo, Vice President for Enrollment Management stated, "St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to partner with RaiseMe in an effort to make access to higher education more affordable. By identifying qualified students early in the recruitment process through RaiseMe, we can help them achieve their goal of a high quality education."

High school students can begin earning micro-scholarships from STAC on RaiseMe for free by signing up here: www.raise.me/join/stac.

For more information about the Colleges of Distinction, contact Annie Lombardi at 845-398-4016 or [email protected].


St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full- and part-time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

About RaiseMe
RaiseMe is on a mission to expand access to higher education by transforming the way billions of dollars in college scholarships are distributed each year. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to award scholarships, which is too late to impact students college ambitions or application decisions, RaiseMe enables students to earn college scholarships throughout high school, based on their individual progress and development. Whether it’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community, or leading a club, students on RaiseMe receive scholarships based on their unique skills and experience. Since launching in the fall of 2014, students in 1 out of every 2 high schools in America have earned over $2 billion in scholarships from 300+ colleges, including Florida International University, Arizona State University, University of Chicago, University of Rochester, Northeastern, Tulane and Georgia Tech. For more information, visit www.raise.me.