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GEAR UP Wyoming

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that provides services to 2,000 7th-12th grade, income-eligible students annually.

The goal of GEAR UP is to increase the number of eligible students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. To accomplish our goal, we provide academic support, college preparation, and family services through GEAR UP offices located in each of the seven community colleges in Wyoming.

We also provide educator training and work to sponsor school improvement initiatives in collaboration with local Wyoming school districts and the Wyoming Department of Education. 

Interested in applying, or wondering if you're eligible? Check out our locations around the state and apply to the GEAR UP Wyoming program closest to you! Send questions to

GEAR UP Wyoming is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $3,430,000 annually with an additional $3,430,000 annually provided by in-kind and scholarship contributions. 




College Freshmen Leadership Summit: The 2022 Leadership Summit was a success! Keep an eye out for announcements about College Freshmen Leadership Summit 2023 so that you can participate in leadership training, college prep, outdoor activities, and more!

Senior/Junior Survey: GEAR UP Wyoming is giving all juniors and seniors the opportunity to tell us more about their needs so we can deliver the best possible experience! The survey takes about 10 minutes, and the information is really important to us!

Complete the survey 

Summer Academy: From 13-16 June 2022, GEAR UP Wyoming hosted a summer program at the Unversity of Wyoming in Laramie for GEAR UP Wyoming participants. This free experience allowed students to explore different careers and majors while having fun. Watch for updates about Summer Academy 2023 for an experience you won't forget!


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GEAR UP Wyoming

SEO, University of Wyoming

Dept. 3808

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Knight Hall 330

Phone: (307) 766-6189


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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