What is West Virginia GEAR UP?
WV GEAR UP is a federally funded, six-year program aimed at Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.
GEAR UP provides rigorous educational services to help students plan, apply and pay for education and training beyond high school. The program serves schools within ten counties
The application period for the 2014 West Virginia GEAR UP Incentive Award is now open! Students must submit the online application form and the FAFSA before April 15, 2014, in order to be considered.
Click here to apply!
Seniors graduating from the West Virginia GEAR UP program are invited to attend the 2014 Governor's Honors Symposium for West Virginia GEAR UP Graduates. The Symposium will be held April 5, 2014 at the Clay Center in Charleston. Learn more and register >
All 11th and 12th grade students and parents in GEAR UP schools are invited to participate in the annual survey from October 21, 2013 through February 28, 2014.
Click here to take the survey and share your experiences with WV GEAR UP.
Students in WV GEAR UP schools can be HEROs (Higher Education Readiness Officers). HEROs help their school, their classmates and their community to dream big and get ready for college.They rally their communities to help everyone have a chance to succeed. Click here to go to the HEROs news page
West Virginia GEAR UP hosts dozens of events in our communities each year. Click here
to learn about things happening in your area, or to sign up for an event you want to attend.