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Bringing 'Micro-Scholarships' To College-Bound High Schoolers

Raise.me, a startup, is helping high school students raise money for college through "micro-scholarships." (H. Michael Miley/Flickr)
Raise.me, a startup, is helping high school students raise money for college through "micro-scholarships." (H. Michael Miley/Flickr)

As high school students across the country bear down for the SATs, many of them are also thinking about a hurdle to higher education that they can’t overcome by studying: how to pay for college.

Raise.me, a startup funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook, has set up a kind of online marketplace for “micro-scholarships” to help students earn money for completing tasks such as getting an A, volunteering or starting a club.

As part of “View from the Top,” our series of conversations with CEOs, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Preston Silverman, co-founder and CEO of Raise.me.

Guest

  • Preston Silverman, CEO and co-founder of Raise.me, which is on Twitter @RaiseLabs.

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