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GEAR UP Wyoming

SEO, University of Wyoming

Dept. 3808

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Knight Hall, Room 330

Phone: (307) 766-6189

Email: gearupwy@uwyo.edu

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About GEAR UP Wyoming

 

 Photo of Knight Hall at the University of Wyoming where GEAR UP Wyoming has it offices.

Knight Hall at the University of Wyoming where the GEAR UP Wyoming offices are located.

 

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) was first proposed by President Clinton in his 1998 State of the Union address and was enacted with broad bipartisan support in October 1998. This discretionary, education grant program is designed to increase the number of income-eligible students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Wyoming received its first GEAR UP grant in 2005 and received its current 7-year grant in 2011. It is a statewide grant that serves a minimum of 2,000 students in grades 7th-12th as well as first-year college students. Students are eligible if their families qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. The grant is administered by the office of Student Educational Opportunity (SEO) in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Wyoming and partners with Wyoming's community colleges and the Wyoming Department of Education.  

Services provided include: 

  • Academic tutoring

  • Career exploration and advising

  • College campus visits

  • Summer academies

  • Peer mentoring

  • Support in completing college and scholarship applications

GEAR UP Wyoming also provides professional development, through a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education, to 7th-12th grade teachers aimed at increasing student academic performance and supporting a college-going culture in Wyoming. Please visit the Professional Development page for more information on the professional development provided by GEAR UP Wyoming.

GEAR UP Wyoming is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $3,548,876 annually with an additional $3,548,876 annually provided by in-kind and scholarship contributions.


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GEAR UP Wyoming

SEO, University of Wyoming

Dept. 3808

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Knight Hall, Room 330

Phone: (307) 766-6189

Email: gearupwy@uwyo.edu

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