Redefining the Classroom

LSSU GEAR UP office makes university education come true for record number of EUP students

Posted: May 18th, 2017


GEARED FOR COLLEGE - Sault Area High School students form up on May 16 before each receives a grant of at least $3,000 to attend any Michigan university, this fall or the next. Lake Superior State University's Michigan GEAR UP office presented a record 128 educational awards and scholarships worth about $384,000 to EUP college-bound students. Sault High landed 110 of those slots, with at least 30 students choosing to come Lake State. Students from Pickford, Sault Malcolm high school, and the Ojibwe charter school also got a $3,000 GEAR UP scholarship or a Michigan Education Trust (MET) award for $3,050. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) uses a mix of state and federal funds to encourage kids in economically challenged areas to be the first family member to attend college. The program periodically offers science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-themed camps. Run a Web search on "LSSU GEAR UP" for the latest on upcoming programs and events. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 635-2314.