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.
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.
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.
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