Arizona GEAR UP

Arizona GEAR UP is a project of Northern Arizona University, supported by the U.S. Department of Edu

GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (GEAR UP) is a highly innovative college access program designed to significantly increase the number of students from low-income communities who stay in school and are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP differs from other college access programs by:

* raising the academic aspirations of entire cohor

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Gov. Hobbs Proclaims April as “Finish Line to the FAFSA Month” | Arizona GEAR UP 04/16/2024

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has proclaimed April as "Finish Line to the FAFSA Month." Read how we are working to increase educational accessibility and affordability for students across Arizona.

Gov. Hobbs Proclaims April as “Finish Line to the FAFSA Month” | Arizona GEAR UP The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important part of securing financial aid for higher education. In an effort to increase educational accessibility and affordability for…

Photos from Arizona GEAR UP's post 04/09/2024

Join Federal Student Aid for a free webinar in Spanish with English subtitles on Apr 17 at 8pm ET. Learn how to submit the 24–25 FAFSA.

Únete a Federal Student Aid para un seminario web gratuito en español con subtítulos en inglés el 17 de abril, a las 8pm ET. Aprende cómo enviar el Formulario FAFSA 24–25

Discover Guide | Arizona GEAR UP 04/03/2024

Explore the Discover Facilitator Guide! This interactive resource helps teachers engage middle school students in exploring their interests, passions, abilities, and influences. With step-by-step directions and flexible activities, it's perfect for classroom or homework assignments.

Discover Guide | Arizona GEAR UP Arizona GEAR UP has developed three (3) unique guides to assist in the career exploration process for middle grade students. These guides are as follows: Students attending Arizona GEAR UP partner…

Photos from Arizona GEAR UP's post 04/02/2024

There is still time to apply for our free summer programming in Flagstaff, AZ! The Lumberjack Leadership Summit allows students to explore different career fields, and experience college life all while learning leadership skills. Applications close Apr. 8
https://in.nau.edu/gear-up/summer/

Student Feature: Huishan Chen | Arizona GEAR UP 04/02/2024

Congrats to Huishan Chen, a senior at Amphitheater High School in Tucson, Arizona, who plans on attending Princeton University this Fall on a full-ride scholarship! Huishan, a first-generation college student, credits her family and school staff for their support.

Student Feature: Huishan Chen | Arizona GEAR UP Huishan Chen Amphitheater High School (Class of 2024) Princeton University majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering Huishan Chen, a senior at Amphitheater High School in Tucson…

Scholarship Fund | GEAR UP Alumni 03/26/2024

The GEAR UP Alumni Association is awarding $500 scholarships to students entering postsecondary education this fall. To qualify, students must be a senior in a GEAR UP program and show proof of acceptance/enrollment at a higher education institution. Apply by Apr 7!

Scholarship Fund | GEAR UP Alumni The GEAR UP Alumni Associations provides scholarships to directly address the financial obstacles that low-income, first-generation students disproportionately face during their transition to college and throughout their time at a higher education institution. Typically we have two cycles of scholar...

03/19/2024

We are hiring for the Lumberjack Leadership Summit from June 1st to June 7th. We have three positions available: Team Leader, Resident Assistant, and Health Coordinator. Apply today! https://azgu.info/LLSJobs

02/26/2024

Join us June 3-7 for the 2024 Lumberjack Leadership Summit! Calling all current 10th and 11th graders for a week of STEAM activities, leadership development, and college exploration in Flagstaff, Arizona. For more info and to apply visit https://azgu.info/summer

09/25/2023

Happy National GEAR UP Week! This week is a celebration of student success and all those working towards educational equity.

08/29/2023

The 2023-2024 College Access Professional(CAP) Training is here! Join Arizona College Access Network for multiple classes dedicated to supporting students. For class details and to sign up, visit:

AzCAN CAP Training Registration

Photos from Arizona GEAR UP's post 08/25/2023

It was a pleasure having Student Success Agency in Arizona this week. SSA visited our schools to share how they can support students by connecting them to their very own agents who can help them with school and future plans.

GEAR UP Intro Meeting: Expectations and Paperwork 08/24/2023

Educators, join Arizona K12 Center at Northern Arizona University for transformative virtual sessions! Enhance math teaching that includes access to materials, a $1,000 stipend, and more. Register for one of two introductory meetings on Oct 3 or Oct 16.

GEAR UP Intro Meeting: Expectations and Paperwork

08/09/2023

To kick off the school year, Tonopah Valley High School welcomed back students with a banner celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2023. Looking forward to a great school year!

07/25/2023

A flagship project of Arizona GEAR UP, the Senior Launch Guide is an all-in-one guide to help support seniors through their transition to life after graduation. Check out the new 7.0 version!
https://in.nau.edu/gear-up/senior-guide/

07/24/2023

We invite Arizona GEAR UP students and families to join us & FACTS Oct 6-7 at Northern Arizona University for a free overnight campus visit. For more info and to apply, visit: https://azgu.info/ifw

Empowering Future Leaders: Highlights from the 2023 Lumberjack Leadership Summit | GEAR UP 07/17/2023

Check out the highlights from the 2023 Lumberjack Leadership Summit. A week-long summer program that introduces high school students to the world of higher education with fun and immersive activities. 🌲

Empowering Future Leaders: Highlights from the 2023 Lumberjack Leadership Summit | GEAR UP Northern Arizona University welcomed over 200 people for the 2023 Lumberjack Leadership Summit (LLS) this summer. Students and staff spent a week on-campus learning about college, the STEAM fields…

PREVIEW: Arizona GEAR UP at 2023 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference | GEAR UP 07/14/2023

Only a few days before the NCCEP/GEAR UP National Conference in San Francisco! Join the Arizona GEAR UP team as we present on college readiness, program development, career exploration, and more!

PREVIEW: Arizona GEAR UP at 2023 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference | GEAR UP This July, the 2023 NCCEP/GEAR UP National Conference is taking place in San Francisco, California. The Arizona GEAR UP team is excited and honored to be attending this year’s event.

06/06/2023

“Yes, college is still a worthwhile investment.” Education after high school is essential for Arizona communities, workforce, and economy. Postsecondary leaders unite to support a vibrant future Arizona, join in at everythingtogain.org!

Arizona Promise Program | Arizona Board of Regents 05/30/2023

The Arizona Promise Program provides financial assistance to Arizona residents with a family income of less than $50,000 who attend a public university. The program aims to make college more accessible. Eligible students can receive up to $8,000 annually.

Arizona Promise Program | Arizona Board of Regents The Arizona Promise Program is a guaranteed scholarship for low-income students to cover tuition and fees.

NAU-led Arizona Attainment Alliance announces universal admissions program aimed at dramatically increasing access to higher education – The NAU Review 05/23/2023

The Arizona Attainment Alliance launched the Universal Admissions program, which ensures seamless admissions for all students attending A++ member institutions, connecting them to local community college districts and allowing them to transfer to NAU

NAU-led Arizona Attainment Alliance announces universal admissions program aimed at dramatically increasing access to higher education – The NAU Review Feb 21, 2023 EditorsNAU-led Arizona Attainment Alliance announces universal admissions program aimed at dramatically increasing access to higher education The Arizona Attainment Alliance (A++)—an innovative partnership between Northern Arizona University (NAU), the state’s 10 community college d...

Statewide FAFSA Completion Support 05/16/2023

There is still time to fill out the FAFSA for the upcoming school year. Schedule a free virtual appointment with AskBenji to help complete the FAFSA today!

Statewide FAFSA Completion Support Arizona students and families please use the links below to schedule one-on-one appointments with local FAFSA experts for help.

05/12/2023

Help us create an amazing experience for students by applying to become a Health Coordinator at our GEAR UP Lumberjack Leadership Summit in June. The application closes Monday, May 15th so head to nau.edu/careers to apply today!

05/11/2023

Congratulations! Josh is one of only 20 students selected for the Flinn Scholarship, a competitive award that is valued at over $130,000.

Congratulations to Josh Bunnell for being one of this years Flinn Scholars! Not only is Josh an amazing scholar but also a multi sport athlete! We are so excited to see what the future holds for him at ASU!

05/11/2023

Congratulations to Josh Bunnell for being one of this years Flinn Scholars! Not only is Josh an amazing scholar but also a multi sport athlete! We are so excited to see what the future holds for him at ASU!

GEAR UP Students Secure Scholarships | GEAR UP 05/09/2023

GEAR UP coaches are helping students secure scholarships by providing guidance and support through the application process. Read about what GEAR UP students have been able to achieve!

GEAR UP Students Secure Scholarships | GEAR UP Attending college can be an exciting time for students, but it can also come with financial challenges. The cost of tuition, books, room, and board can add up quickly and make college expensive.

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