Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GEAR UP is designed to help qualifying students:
Succeed In Middle School & Graduate From High School
Learn More About College Options, College Preparation, And College Financial Aid
Pursue College Enrollment & Find Success In Life Related To A College Education
Services offered and provided through middle school and high school include:
Tutoring (During & After School)
Independent Study Class (To Complete Work & Make Up Classes)
Scholarship / Financial Aid Assistance
College Campus Tours
ACT / SAT Assistance
Career / Study Skills Workshops
GEAR UP is a federally-funded discretionary grant program, and requires completion of an application (the entire application must be completed). In order for your son/daughter to qualify for Utah’s statewide GEAR UP educational program, certain financial parameters must be met. GEAR UP uses guidelines based upon the Free and Reduced Lunch program. You do not have to be enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program, however, you must be “eligible” (see page 4 of the application) for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program to “qualify” for GEAR UP. We do not collect documentation related to proof of income, and once enrolled in GEAR UP, you cannot be “disqualified” based upon an increase in household income. If you have any questions, please contact us. All information is held in strictest confidence.
We welcome the opportunity to work with all qualifying students. Each of them brings unique attributes to our program. We invite you to come by and visit with us, or you can call us (435-425-3421) to speak with us about GEAR UP.
Wayne Middle School GEAR UP Program
Tracie Fallis, Advisor