Don't worry about college ... Get ready for it!
- Get help graduating from high school
- Get help exploring careers
- Get help getting into college
Serving seventh– through twelfth-grade students from low-income families, GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) works to increase students’ academic skills, help them graduate from high school and help them enroll in college.
Explore careers, visit college campuses, and apply for college admission and financial aid! During the school year, you’ll receive tutorial assistance, life skills workshops and leadership development opportunities.
Parents can find and understand college enrollment and financial aid resources. During the summer, you can take advantage of Summer Leadership Academies on LCCC campus.
GEAR UP – It’s about the students!
We offer a limited number of institutional scholarship to graduating seniors. Learn more.
GEAR UP Program Objectives
• Increase academic preparation and performance levels suited for post-secondary education.
• Increase rates of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education.
• Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation and financing.
Benefits for GEAR UP Students and Families
• Advising and support in taking college preparation curriculum
• ACT – preparation and administration
• College exploration
• College application and planning
• Job shadowing
• Volunteer opportunities
• Information about college costs and funding options
• Assistance with FAFSA completion
• Direct student scholarships
• LCCC full tuition and fees
• All-expense scholarship to any in-state college/university
GEAR UP Statewide
GEAR UP is funded by the Department of Education
. Below are GEAR UP programs around the state. The GEAR UP grant is managed at University of Wyoming
, with student programming coordinated through each of Wyoming’s seven community colleges.
GEAR UP Wyoming is funded 50 percent through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $3.5 million annually. An additional 50 percent, $3.5 million annually, is provided by in-kind and scholarship contributions from Wyoming’s community colleges, the University of Wyoming, and the Wyoming Department of Education.