GEAR UP SCHOLARSHIP
Purpose: The GEAR Scholarship helps GEAR UP students meet their unmet financial need for college.
Eligibility: GEAR UP scholarships are available to students enrolled in a GEAR UP program.
A GEAR UP student must:
- Have graduated high school
- Be under 22 years of age
- Be enrolled at a public, private, or technical college/university in Wisconsin
- Have unmet need or have loan and/or work study to be reduced or replaced.
- Have a completed GEAR UP Scholarship Application on file at their local WEOP office GEAR UP Scholarship Application.
Maintaining Eligibility Throughout College:
The GEAR UP scholarship will be renewed for up to eight consecutive semesters of enrollment at a qualified institution of higher education, as long as the student continues to make satisfactory academic progress according to the school's standards.
If a student drops out of college for financial, medical or military service reasons, the scholarship may be reinstated once the student re-enrolls in a college. To request reinstatement the student must submit the Request for Exemption of Continuous Enrollment Requirement Form .