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ENMU-Roswell Hosts Free GEAR UP Scholarship Dinners

February 29, 2012
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,  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.

ENMU-Roswell Celebrates National GEAR UP Week

October 21, 2011


Contact: Donna Oracion, 624-7404
ENMU-Roswell Celebrates National GEAR UP Week Starting October 24, 2011

The ENMU-Roswell GEAR UP Program has announced its participation in National GEAR UP Week 2011. This week commemorates the continuing success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program providing students and families the resources they need for college success. Since its inception in 1999, GEAR UP has improved educational outcomes for millions of students across the United States. ENMU-Roswell’s new GEAR UP grant will soon begin service to approximately 1,726 sixth and seventh graders in Chaves County.

The project design draws on current research in the field and the effective practices of other GEAR UP partnerships and postsecondary transition programs. The project’s objectives and services have a significant impact on targeted students, parents, and teachers by increasing 1) preparedness for high school graduation and college enrollment; 2) motivation, retention, and engagement; 3) student academic achievement; 4) parent/family involvement in school activities; 5) professional development opportunities for teachers; and 6) long-term partnership investment in programs that support students. National GEAR UP Week is a time to celebrate these accomplishments in our community.

 “The success of GEAR UP is a combined effort of many individuals and organizations, including all of the various departments at ENMU-Roswell, the administrators, faculties, and support staffs of the four Chaves County school districts and a host of community businesses, organizations, and dedicated parents,” explained Steve Markl, current GEAR UP director.

For more information about the ENMU-Roswell GEAR UP Program, contact the program’s office at 575-624-7104 or visit our web page: To learn more about the national GEAR UP program, contact the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships at 202-530-1135 or


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