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Grant renewal ensures GEAR UP programs continue in Walla Walla

Grant renewal ensures GEAR UP programs continue in Walla Walla


Washington State University “Harvest of Hope” III GEAR UP grant was awarded in July 2011 from the United States Department of Education. GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs with the goal of significantly increasing the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Options for postsecondary education are inclusive of two and four year higher education institutions and career preparatory training.

The GEAR UP grant will serve current 6th and 7th grade cohort students from Walla Walla and College Place through year 2017. GEAR UP will provide information regarding financial aid for postsecondary education; encourage student enrollment in rigorous or challenging curricula and coursework, in order to reduce the need for remedial coursework at the postsecondary level; and improve the number of students who obtain a secondary school diploma, complete postsecondary applications, and enroll in a postsecondary educational program.

You know that GEAR UP works. Let's share those stories with everybody!

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