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

GEAR UP Opportunity Scholarship

2024-2025 GEAR UP Wyoming Federal Opportunity Scholarship Application

Under the 2017 - 2024 GEAR UP Wyoming Grant, students may be eligible for a Federally Funded GEAR UP Opportunity Scholarship. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must have received GEAR UP services under the 2017- 2024 grant.  The scholarship amount will vary each semester based on funding available. Fall 2024 this scholarship is estimated to be $1,200/ semester.

The Federal GEAR UP Opportunity Scholarship is now open! Apply here! Please contact Jacque Graef ( if you have any questions.

Northwest College GEAR UP Scholarship app

Scholarship Application

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


    Northwest College Scholarships


    Callee Erickson
    GEAR-UP Coordinator


    Youth Organizations

    GEAR Up Wyoming