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Eastern Wyoming College - GEAR UP

  • Eastern Wyoming College - GEAR UP
  • 3200 West C Street
  • Torrington, WY 82240

Program Description

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that provides services to 2,000 seventh through twelfth grade, income-eligible students each year.

The GEAR UP goal of increasing the number of eligible students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post secondary education is accomplished by:

    • Providing academic support, college preparation, and family services through our GEAR UP offices located in each of the seven community colleges in Wyoming.
    • Providing educator training and school improvement initiatives through a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education.

    Mission Statement

    To have a marked impact on preparing students to pursue and excel in post-secondary education through partnering with schools, communities, students and parents.

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Leadership development
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1000
  • Middle School: 1000
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%