ENMU-Roswell Hosts Free GEAR UP Scholarship Dinners
February 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Oracion, 624-7404
ENMU-Roswell is urging 2012 public school graduates in Chaves County to take advantage of the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) scholarship to help pay for their college education. GEAR UP Scholarships are available to 2012 graduates of Dexter High School, Goddard High School, Hagerman High School, Lake Arthur High School and Roswell High School who were enrolled during the 2010-2011 academic year. ENMU-Roswell officials say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for local high school graduates. A series of free informational dinner meetings are scheduled for March and April. Parents and students are invited to attend to learn more about the GEAR UP scholarship and ask questions.
Students and parents at Dexter High School are invited to a dinner on Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Dexter High School cafeteria. Students and parents at Lake Arthur High School are invited to a dinner on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Arthur High School cafeteria. Students and parents at Hagerman High School are invited to a dinner on Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Hagerman High School commons area. Students and parents at Goddard High School are invited to a dinner on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Goddard High School cafeteria. Students and parents at Roswell High School are invited to a dinner on Thursday, April 12 at 6p.m. in the Roswell High School commons area.
Attending Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is free for GEAR UP students, but the scholarship can also be used at any degree granting institution in the U.S. To obtain the scholarship award, graduates must take their original high school transcript, their birth certificate, and a class schedule or bill from the college they will attend, in addition to the Scholarship Acceptance form, to the ENMU-Roswell Financial Aid office. Priority status will be given to students who submit their information by August 1. The form is on the ENMU-Roswell web site, www.roswell.enmu.edu Click on the GEAR UP slide from the home page.
Graduates can also call 624-7294 to speak with an advisor and get registered as a GEAR UP student for the upcoming fall semester at ENMU-Roswell. Call the Financial Aid office at 624-7039 to ask questions about the GEAR UP scholarship. GEAR UP is federally funded by the United States Department of Education and sponsored by ENMU-Roswell.