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GEAR UP 2017


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

GEAR UP is a U.S. Department of Education discretionary grant program that assists low-income students obtain a secondary school diploma and prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.



Unofficial RFP release date: Spring 2017

GEAR UP Program Objectives

    • Objective 1: Increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education for GEAR UP students.

    • Objective 2: Increase the rate of high school graduation and enrollment in postsecondary education for GEAR UP students.

    • Objective 3: Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing.


Award Amount

Projects can request up to $800 per year for every participating student.

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