Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

GEAR UP is a federally funded program that provides college awareness and enrichment activities for middle and high school students.  Established in 1998 by the Higher Education Act (1965), the mission of GEAR UP is to increase the number of low-income students who are who are confidently prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.  The GEAR UP program is active in many different states across the US, administered and funded by the US Department of Education and the KCP initiative.

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Sault High Gearup Students

Eastern Upper Peninsula high school seniors receive MI GEAR UP scholarships. Over 100 Sault Area High School seniors have been awarded scholarships through the MI GEAR UP program and Lake Superior State University, something organizers hope will help pave the soon-to-be graduates’ way to a post-secondary education.

Scholarship awardees, notified by mail, must return their form by June 1, 2017.

Gearup Michigan Education Trust Fact Sheet
Gearup Fact Sheet