Utah's Statewide GEAR UP Education Program
2011-2018 UTAH’S GEAR UP STATE GRANT
GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate
Programs. It is a seven-year federal grant program that provides services and assistance
for low-income students in order to help them successfully graduate from high school
and prepare for college.
- Increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education for GEAR
- Increase the rate of high school graduation and enrollment in postsecondary education
for GEAR UP students.
- Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of postsecondary education
options, preparations, and financing.
- Increase GEAR UP students’ success in their first year of attendance at an institution
of higher education.