About the Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Been enrolled and participated in Utah's Statewide GEAR UP Education Program anytime between Fall 2013-Spring 2019
  • Have recieved a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (GED).
  • Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program of undergraduate instruction at an institution of higher education (IHE) that is eligible to recieve federal funds uner Title IV.
  • Must complete FAFSA
  • If awarded, applicant must be less than 22-years old on the date the scholarship award contract is signed for the first-scholarship award. 

Deferral of the scholarship will be allowed for medical and religious service, pending available funds.

This scholarship is only open to former GEAR UP students under the age of 22 that participated in GEAR UP anytime between Fall 2013 and Spring 2019. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

1. Fill out the GEAR UP 2013-2019 Grant Scholarship application below

2. Complete the FAFSA  and submit all financial aid documentation requested bu your IHE. Reminder: To apply for FAFSA you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen with U.S. national status, or have a green card, an Arrival/Departure Record (I-94), battered immigrant-qualified alien status, or a T visa or a parent with a T-1 visa, or have a valid Social Security number.

 3. Submit to the GEAR UP Scholarship Office your Student Aid Report (SAR) or the email from FAFSA containing the EFC and federal aid estimate.  Applications will continue to be reviewed after this date.

4. Complete the top portion of the attached Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) form and return it to the GEAR UPScholarship Office, along with your scholarship application and FAFSA results by emailing gearupscholarship@uvu.edu or mail:

GEAR UP Scholarship Office MS 269
800 W University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058

*The student is responsible for confirming that the college's financial aid has completed FNA and has sent it to GEAR UP*