Arizona high school teachers can win $2,500 for classroom supplies through RaiseMe contest

Arizona high school teachers can win $2,500 for classroom supplies through RaiseMe contest
(Source: WAFB)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - RaiseMe, a college readiness and scholarship tool that helps high school students earn micro-scholarships for achievements as early as 9th grade is launching its educator challenge this month in Arizona.

“The Amazing Raise” will award $2,500 in school supplies to the top two high schools in the state who invite and sign up the most students to RaiseMe over the next month. The prize money can be used for classroom supplies, technology upgrades, and cleaning necessities.

This year is the first time the contest will been in Arizona.

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Teachers can sign up for a RaiseMe educator account here.
  • Once logged in, educators will click the blue “invite” button at the top left of the profile page to invite students to join RaiseMe. Invitations can also be sent via email, social media and Google Classroom.
  • Teachers can visit the competition page to check rankings each week to see how they fare against other schools in the state.

The contest ends Dec. 11, 2020.

“We know being an educator is a challenging job, especially with all the hurdles of 2020,” said  Amanda Schwabe, Director of Student Partnerships for CampusLogic, a Phoenix-based tech company that acquired RaiseMe. “As an Arizona company, we are proud to help our local high schools in this way. Plus, we are making college more attainable for Arizona  students by putting scholarship dollars in their hands and ultimately helping these learners reach their full potential.”

To win, schools need to sign up the most 9th to 12th grade students over the next month. The two schools with the highest percentage of students signed up, based on total enrollment will receive $2,500 to spend on classroom and facility needs.

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