WV GEAR UP Success Ambassadors Honored at Marshall University

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To support GEAR UP students in the class of 2024 at Marshall University, the West Virginia GEAR UP Transition and First Year Program created the GEAR UP Success Ambassadors Pathway. The curriculum was designed to provide GEAR UP students with a transition pathway that guides them to success during their first year of postsecondary education. Students utilized … Read More

WV GEAR UP Hosts Virtual Career Academy

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Over 500 Students Across West Virginia Participate in Stem-Focused Event CHARLESTON, W.VA. — WV GEAR UP hosted a Virtual Career Academy on March 18, 2021 to help students learn about career paths and plan for their futures. Over 500 seniors participated in this exciting event, which had a STEM focus. The keynote speaker was Emily Calandrelli. Calandrelli, a native of … Read More

News release: Mentored students on a path to succeed with West Virginia GEAR UP’s Student Success Society initiative

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia GEAR UP, a federal program managed by the Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) that serves nearly 500 high school students as they prepare for education or training after graduation, is celebrating National Mentoring Month by spreading the word about the impact of mentorships in West Virginia. Established in GEAR UP-supported schools in 2016, Student Success … Read More

News Release: West Virginia ‘GEAR UP’ partners with West Liberty University to award $1,000 scholarships to West Virginia high school juniors

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, nine West Virginia students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of West Liberty University. The university made the announcement during the annual Student Leadership Academy event at the Clay Center. The event, which was hosted by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s (Commission’s) federally funded “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)” initiative, invited 1,400 11th grade students … Read More

News Release: West Virginia students celebrate national initiative that helps them plan for life after high school

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West Virginia students celebrate national initiative that helps them plan for life after high school ‘West Virginia GEAR UP’ assists thousands of West Virginia students with planning for an education or training beyond high school  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – This week, thousands of students in 10 West Virginia counties are celebrating a program that helps them prepare for postsecondary education. GEAR … Read More

Herald-Dispatch: Marshall hosts GEAR UP U as WV juniors get college experience

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Originally published in the Herald-Dispatch on June 27, 2018. HUNTINGTON – College-level courses might prepare high school students for the academic rigors of university life, but adapting to physically maneuvering and living on campus is a different skill often left undeveloped. But for four days this week, more than 220 of West Virginia’s rising high school juniors will be treated … Read More

News Release: Rising high school juniors to “GEAR UP” for college during annual college prep academy

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – This Wednesday, more than 220 rising high school juniors are expected to arrive in Huntington, WV, to participate in a summer academy that gives students a taste of college life. The West Virginia “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” (GEAR UP) program will host its annual GEAR UP U event on the campus of Marshall University from … Read More

West Virginia GEAR UP schools to launch “FAFSA Frenzy” campaign

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West Virginia GEAR UP schools to launch “FAFSA Frenzy” campaign With just over two weeks left to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to be eligible for many in-state grants and scholarships, West Virginia GEAR UP high schools will launch a “FAFSA Frenzy” campaign. The campaign, which will officially launch in schools on Monday, April 2, … Read More

News Release: Boone County student shares West Virginia perspective with national audience

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Boone County student shares West Virginia perspective with national audience GEAR UP alumnus talks about the road to college during inaugural Obama Foundation Summit CHICAGO – This Tuesday and Wednesday, James “Ikie” Brooks, West Virginia “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)” alum, participated in the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, IL. The Summit, which took place on … Read More