GEAR UP scheduled events

Our calendar is filling up fast with GEAR UP events, from financial aid/FAFSA workshops to college visits! You can check out GEAR UP events scheduled for your school by visiting our event calendar.

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Apply to attend GEAR UP U!

GEAR UP juniors can now apply to attend GEAR UP U, the 5-day, 4-night summer academy occurring from June 25 – 29 at West Virginia State University. The application deadline is February 22.

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Sign up to receive text messages!

GEAR UP students and parents can opt in to receive text message reminders about high school and college! Juniors will receive messages to stay on track in high school and to begin preparing for college. Seniors will receive text message reminders about financial aid opportunities and college deadlines.


Student Voice Forum

West Virginia GEAR UP will host a Student Voice Forum on April 11th and April 12, 2019. The Student Voice Forum will bring together members of the Student Success Society and the Higher Education Readiness Officer (HERO) school organizations from 23 WV GEAR UP high schools from across the state. Students part of the 2020 WV GEAR UP cohort are eligible to attend.