Microscholarships are these fairly new ideas that make the scholarship process a little more interesting and help you to accumulate a decent amount in earnings. Here’s how they work: once you complete a profile on websites like raise.me, you fill out what classes you’ve taken in high school and what grade you received in them. After that, the website decides which scholarships you’re eligible for. They’re microscholarships, so they only range from $50-1000, however, if you get a bunch of them they can add up to a lot of money. You get them for really easy things, too. Getting an A in a class, taking an AP course, taking a foreign language, volunteering in the community, and tons and tons of other small, easily attainable goals. The only real drawback is that it’s only for participating schools. The only schools in Alabama that are involved with this are UAB and Spring Hill College in Mobile, which if you’re going to Spring Hill, these will come in handy since Spring Hill is the most expensive college in the state. If you’re going out-of-state, there are a lot of options. 50+ schools around the country are offering these scholarships and I’m certain more will join in in the next few years.
By: Mason Berry