GEAR UP

Federal Grant

Northwest Community College has held a federal Department of Education GEAR UP grant since 2005. Our current grant began in 2017 and focuses on objectives including ACT achievement, high school graduation, college enrollment, persistence to the second year of college, FAFSA completion, and avoiding remedial classes.

Our services include:

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Academic counseling and guidance
  • Help exploring career options and colleges
  • Assistance in applying for financial aid
  • College visits
  • Campus activities
  • Assistance with the college application process
  • Scholarships
  • Summer academies
  • ACT Prep

Scholarship Info

Scholarships

GEAR UP Opportunity Scholarship

GEAR UP Opportunity Scholarship is an $800/semester scholarship for full-time students that can be used at the post-secondary institution of your choice. The GEAR UP Opportunity Scholarship is due before June 1 and applicants must submit a FAFSA. The scholarship amount may fluctuate based on available funds allocated per academic year. There is only limited scholarship availability for students graduating high school after summer 2024.

You must apply for this scholarship using the application found here. Please contact Jacque Graef (jgraef@uwyo.edu) if you have any questions.

Northwest College GEAR UP Scholarship app

https://www.nwc.edu/gearup/documents/Northwest-College-Scholarship-Application.pdf

GEAR UP Institutional Scholarships

GEAR UP Institutional Scholarships are offered at all Wyoming community colleges and the University of Wyoming to GEAR UP students. Each institution has a different process and awards a different amount.

    For Students

    Career Information

    Mapping your future
    One stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Look up the training and education needed for hundreds of different types of jobs as well as the earnings and expected job prospects for specific jobs. Includes job search tips, information about the job market and more.

    Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
    Interactive and accessible occupational information provided by O*NET. Find occupations using keywords, browse by industry, use a list of your skills to find matching occupations and much much more.

    The Princeton Review Career Quiz
    Take this 24-question quiz that asks easy stuff about you. Your answers will be analyzed to determine your most likely interests and work style. Find careers that would likely suit you - and, more importantly, that you'd enjoy!

    Financial Aid

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Northwest College Financial Aid

    Scholarships

    Northwest College Scholarships

    Contact

    Rebecca Moncur
    Rebecca.Moncur@nwc.edu
    GEAR UP Coordinator
    307-754-7822

    OR

    Callee Erickson
    Callee.Erickson@nwc.edu
    GEAR-UP Specialist
    307-754-7823

    Partners

    Youth Organizations

    GEAR Up Wyoming